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5 Things California: Gene therapy, Statewide HIE, Kaiser protests

| Nov 18, 2021 | California

Our second newsletter for the month of November, 2021, features a breakdown of federal health policy developments from columnist James Capretta, our recent "5 Slides We're Watching" conversation on gene therapy and rare diseases, and insight on addressing the youth behavioral health crisis. As always, Thanks for reading our stuff!...[ Read More ]

Video: Gene therapy and the promise for rare disease

| Nov 17, 2021 | California

Groundbreaking gene therapy treatments have tremendous potential to provide treatment to the around one in ten Americans living with rare diseases. But these game-changing therapies also bring with them new challenges, including how the individuals who need them most will get access to and be able to pay for these...[ Read More ]

5 Things Colorado: Polis's budget, Lawmakers talk 2022 session, Leveraging purchasing power

| Nov 10, 2021 | Colorado

Last month's 2021 Colorado State of Reform Health Policy Conference saw numerous forward-thinking and productive conversations around how to improve the state's health care system. A big thank you to all of our speakers and everyone who attended the event! Read about some of the event highlights below. Please don't hesitate to send me feedback or...[ Read More ]

5 Things Michigan: Legislative update, New medicines, BBB legislation

| Nov 4, 2021 | Michigan

This month's edition of "5 Things We're Watching" includes a rundown of Sparrow Hospital workers' informational picket, rural health leaders' thoughts on workforce and SUD/OUD, and information on our upcoming "5 Slides" conversation. I encourage you to send me any feedback or tips that you have. Thank you very much for reading!   Eli...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Improving children's health, Upcoming 5 slides conversation, CDPH on California's COVID turnaround

| Nov 3, 2021 | California

In this edition of "5 Things We're Watching," read about health leaders' recommendations for improving California children's health, CDPH's response to the state's significant turnaround in COVID transmission rates, and LA Care Health Plan's significantly lowered 2022 rates. Keep an eye out for the Detailed Agenda for our 2021 Southern California...[ Read More ]

Advocate says Proposition 6 could create confusion around visitation rules in assisted living facilities

| Nov 2, 2021 | Texas

Texans are set to vote this week on a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to have essential caregivers in assisted living facilities. Ahead of the vote, advocates for these facilities are raising questions about how Ballot Proposition 6 will decide who has authority in the event the state needs to...[ Read More ]

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