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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: ARPA funding proposal, Q&A w/Verné Boerner, Budget conversations

| Apr 21, 2021 | Alaska

We are now covering health policy in 15 states and active coverage of federal policy coming out of Washington DC! So, if you'd like to register for our morning briefing, with a run down of all of our reporting across our entire site, you can get signed up here. We'd...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Policy moving, DHSS executive order, Federal Detailed Agenda

| Mar 17, 2021 | Alaska

My Gonzaga Bulldogs are getting set to tear through the NCAA "March Madness" basketball tournament, both the men and women's team. Games start tomorrow. But, as any Zag, Seahawk or Blazer fan knows, experience tells me we will find a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. I...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Q&A w/Commissioner Crum, "Chronic COVID," Liability legislation

| Feb 17, 2021 | Alaska

We are now covering state health policy in 15 states, providing more independent coverage of state and market-level health care coverage than any outlet in the country, so far as we can tell. It’s a long way from our first story on Alaska health care back in December of 2011!...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Health legislation, State budget, DHSS split

| Jan 20, 2021 | Alaska

We are now on the other side of the 45th peaceful transfer of power since our Constitution was ratified in 1789. It is one of the most uncommon things in the great swath of human history, having hardly been done without swords or battles of some sort. Here, in America,...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Budget proposal, Health policy in the Biden era, APCD

| Dec 16, 2020 | Alaska

We only have five more days until it starts getting lighter each day. We only have five more days before it starts getting lighter each day. We only have five more days before it starts getting lighter each day... The vaccines are almost here. Stay safe and healthy this holiday...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: State budget, Biden transition players, Election results

| Nov 20, 2020 | Alaska

I have good news for you: there are only 43 days left in 2020. The bad news is that 322 days ago, I was convinced that 2020 couldn't be worse than 2019. The lesson is to take a breath. Turn off cable TV and stay off Twitter. Be present. Maybe...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Health policy review, Pfizer vaccine, 10-year economic report

| Oct 22, 2020 | Alaska

What an election season it has been in Alaska... We're going to leave most of that aside, even though we think it's the most important topic to watch in Alaska health care for this month, and focus on some key takeaways we heard at our recent conference. We also try...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Economic impacts of COVID, Jim Capretta, Medicaid access

| Sep 15, 2020 | Alaska

We are very excited to host our 2020 Alaska State of Reform Virtual Health Policy Conference in two weeks! While this is our first virtual conference we've held in Alaska, it's actually our 10th year hosting State of Reform in the state! I wasn't sure we were going to make it...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Primaries to watch, Topical Agenda, State health improvement plan

| Aug 18, 2020 | Alaska

Sometimes, it makes sense to pause and take in all of the stress around us. School is starting back up. Over a billion dollars is getting spent to tell Americans why we should vote against this person or that issue. The pandemic continues with no end in sight. The economy...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Medicaid enrollment, Early Bird registration, Bill Pearch

| Jul 22, 2020 | Alaska

The whole of our operation at State of Reform is built on our conferences. Revenue from that single annual event allows us to do everything that we do, from covering Alaska health care to elevating the voices of Alaska's health policy leaders. Registration for the event is now open for...[ Read More ]