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5 Things California: Health coverage for striking workers, Medi-Cal Rx reimbursement, Nurse workforce

| Apr 20, 2022 | California

This edition of "5 Things We're Watching" includes a rundown of key bills we're monitoring, input from a pharmacy leader on his experience with Medi-Cal Rx over the last few months, and the American Nurses Association of California's work to address the state's nursing shortage. Thank you for reading! Eli Kirshbaum...[ Read More ]

Lunch Keynote: What the new DHHS will look like

| Apr 19, 2022 | Utah

The incoming Director of Utah's new Department of Health and Human Services—the state's merger of its Department of Health and Department of Human Services—Tracy Gruber joined us for the Lunch Keynote at last month's 2022 Utah State of Reform Health Policy Conference.     During her remarks, Gruber dove into...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: John Pickett, Anthem Blue Cross

| Apr 18, 2022 | California

When asked about his top areas of focus in California health policy, John Pickett, Regional Vice President of Provider Solutions at Anthem Blue Cross, listed three broad topics. Pickett is focused on implementing value based purchasing partnerships, establishing strong digital exchanges between plans and providers, and drawing on health data...[ Read More ]

5 Things Colorado: Health funding in the budget, 'Abortion tourism' in Colorado, BHA bill

| Apr 14, 2022 | Colorado

I'd like to introduce you all to Boram Kim, State of Reform's new reporter for Colorado! Boram has been doing some great coverage of the Colorado market over the past few weeks and we're thrilled to have him with us. Don't hesitate to reach out to him with story ideas, feedback,...[ Read More ]

5 Things Texas: Rep. Frank & Rep. Turner, Hospital funding, Health policy in the courts

| Apr 13, 2022 | Texas

This newsletter features a video of the Lunch Keynote from last month's 2022 Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference as well as updates on Medicaid financing and important health policy litigation. Thanks, as always, for reading! Eli Kirshbaum State of Reform   1. Lunch Keynote: Health policy in the Texas Legislature...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Keynote videos, Health care affordability panel, Health bills

| Apr 12, 2022 | California

We enjoyed seeing so many of you at last month's 2022 Northern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference. With this being our first non-virtual conference in Sacramento since 2019, it was wonderful to have an opportunity to host these important conversations on health policy in person. View our "What You Missed"...[ Read More ]