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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 Oregon: CCO reports, rate decisions, people on the move

| Jul 10, 2018 | Oregon

DJ is taking a well deserved vacation, so I'm bringing you this edition of 5 Things We're Watching. I'm usually covering health policy in Oregon, and a number of other states. And while I know that the most important thing this week is the World Cup semi-finals (let's go England!), we also have 5...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Pat Allen, Knute Buehler, Jeremiah Rigsby

| Jun 13, 2018 | Oregon

We have a lot for you this month, including independent reporting and analysis on the OHA and behavioral health. We also think there are lessons for Oregon in our coverage from California, which we share. Finally, we've got a few bonus items for you.  We just couldn't keep it to...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Proposed insurance rates, big movement from Medicare, health care's social contract

| May 16, 2018 | Oregon

Good afternoon. Lots of news for you in this issue, including some breaking news about 2019 proposed insurance rates released this afternoon.  Thanks as always for reading our stuff. By the way, our 2018 Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference is stated for October 16th.  Thanks to some of our early...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Lessons from CA, Facebook seeks health data, health disparities

| Apr 18, 2018 | Oregon

If there is a more disappointing way to end this NBA season than two Trailblazer losses at home, I don't know what it is...  Looking towards health policy to cheer me up isn't a useful salve. Increased regulatory activism, heart ache among providers, and stubborn health disparities are on our...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: CCO 2.0, session recap, opioids

| Mar 20, 2018 | Oregon

Kylie Walsh and Emily Boerger on our team continue to do great work helping me with reporting and analysis at State of Reform.  Both help craft this newsletter for you each month, which I appreciate. Also, save the date for our annual fall conference. Our 2018 Oregon State of Reform Health...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Universal access, Jennifer Johnstun, Dolly Matteucci

| Feb 14, 2018 | Oregon

I grew up in Bend. I can't tell you when a wildfire will hit. But, I can tell you when I see all of the ingredients of a tinder box in our forests. Then, it's only a matter of time before a lightning storm rolls through and you have to...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Implications from FamilyCare, John Kitzhaber, Measure 101

| Jan 17, 2018 | Oregon

Welcome to 2018!  The new years holiday already seems like months ago. We've got original content and curation for you across Oregon's health care system, as well as from beyond it. So, with that, here are 5 Things We're Watching in Oregon health care for January. Thanks, as always, for...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Phil Greenhill, Prov & Ascension, Measure 101

| Dec 19, 2017 | Oregon

I hope the spirit of these holidays is with you, your family, and your communities! These are literally dark days, with a few days left till solstice. That's the good news!  The bad news is that there are some key issues on the horizon that could move Oregon health care...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: CCO 2018 rates, SUD research committee, Laura McKeane

| Nov 14, 2017 | Oregon

DJ is on a (much needed) vacation, so he left me the keys for this edition of 5 Things We're Watching. Emily Boerger on our team is pitching in. Normally, I'm reporting on health policy or producing our podcasts. Anyway, enough about me.  On to What We're Watching in Oregon health care and...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Why CSR cuts are good, Ted Kulongoski, What you missed

| Oct 16, 2017 | Oregon

Our 2017 Oregon State of Reform Health Policy Conference last week has me thinking about the fragility of governing institutions. Gov. Ted Kulongoski addressed that issue head on. It turns out others are thinking about the issue, too, as evidenced by some of the things we're watching this month. Institutions,...[ Read More ]