Upcoming Conference
Southern California, December 5, 2017
Register

5 Things We’re Watching is our regularly distributed market and policy intelligence newsletter. Each newsletter includes five items of relevance specific to your market. Enjoy links to original source documentation, thoughtful coverage from other outlets, and independent reporting from State of Reform.

5 Things Alaska: Sen. Dan Sullivan, Amazon in health care, Lori Wing-Heier

| Sep 19, 2017 | Alaska

We are looking forward to seeing many of you at our upcoming 2017 Alaska State of Reform Health Policy Conference in two weeks!  If you haven't reviewed the Topical Agenda, check it out here. Now, on to 5 Things We're Watching in Alaska health care, many of which you'll hear...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: When Amazon enters health care | David Postman | CHIP Re-Auth

| Sep 12, 2017 | Washington

We host our 2017 Inland NW State of Reform Health Policy Conference tomorrow.  If you haven't scanned the Topical Agenda yet, you can still do so.  And, you've still got time to register to be with us, if you can swing it. Our SeaTac conference is coming up on January...[ Read More ]

5 Things Texas: Amazon and health care | Jose Camacho | Hurricane Harvey

| Sep 12, 2017 | Texas

Southeastern Texas has been in our thoughts and prayers these past few weeks. The New York Times has a good list of places to donate to relief efforts if you're able to do so. If you need some good news, check out some of the stories of heroism from first responders, reporters,...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: US Senate, Marcus Oshiro, Schatz bill

| Sep 7, 2017 | Hawaii

Summer is almost over, school is getting started, and Congress is back to work. My summer included a trip to Italy, seeing the total eclipse, and spending 6 hours on an 18" ledge 50 feet above the ocean. Thanks to the US Navy for saving me and my kids from...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Four implications of Saxton departure, Topical Agenda, U.S. Senate HELP Committee

| Aug 30, 2017 | Oregon

We are hard at work building our agenda and recruiting speakers for our 2017 Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference coming up on October 11th! It's a considerable lift, to be honest, taking weeks of time to put together. It's also the primary way we fund our work on...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Post ACA system, federal policy update, Mike Kreidler

| Aug 25, 2017 | Washington

Much of what we're watching in health care today will be featured on the agenda at our 2017 Inland NW State of Reform Health Policy Conference coming up on September 13th. It's a great group of speakers, and about 300 of our closest friends in Washington State health care.  You...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Dialysis on ballot, legislative session, health care spending

| Aug 18, 2017 | California

Summer is almost over, though some memories will linger longer than others. One of mine is spending 6 hours holding my kids on an 18" ledge, on a 50' foot cliff, while trapped by a high tide.  It wasn't great. But, it was a reminder that no matter who we...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Health care growth, Sen. Murkowski, Executive moves

| Aug 15, 2017 | Alaska

Summer is winding down, for better or worse.  But, after spending 6 hours with three kids on an 18" ledge, 50-feet above a surprise tide along the coast, I can tell you I'm ready to slow down a bit.  Thanks to the US Navy Search and Rescue for saving my...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: Sen. Hirono, proposed rates & reductions, Joy Barua

| Aug 10, 2017 | Hawaii

I think we're all recovering from a little bit of whiplash following events in DC this July. While we're looking forward to a (hopefully) quiet recess, we couldn't resist giving a shout out to Senator Hirono for her work before looking at what's been happening in Hawaii's health care while...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Post-ACA healthcare system, Inslee admin, Marcy Shimada

| Aug 8, 2017 | Washington

"I'm just happy to be here." It's part of a great scene from the 1988 movie "Bull Durham" normally intended as a meaningless cliche. But, after spending 6 hours on an 18" ledge, 50-feet above a surprise tide, I can tell you I'm just happy to be here.  Thanks to...[ Read More ]