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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 Washington: Q&A w/ Rep. Maycumber, Public option rulemaking, K-12 behavioral health

| Oct 13, 2021 | Washington

In case you missed it, Early Bird Registration is now open for the 2022 Washington State of Reform Health Policy Conference coming up on January 6! We want to extend a huge thank you to our Convening Panel which met yesterday to talk through the issues and topics that will be teed up for discussion...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: 2022 health policy, Delta and the state budget, BH crisis response

| Sep 29, 2021 | Washington

This month's Inland NW event was a good one with just shy of 400 folks registered at this virtual event after it was all said and done. Our Convening Panel for our upcoming event at the Westin Seattle in January will get together in two weeks From where we sit...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Q&A w/ Rep. Joe Schmick, HCA budget request, WA Cares Fund

| Sep 16, 2021 | Washington

Want to hear something crazy? We now have 7 full time reporters covering health policy, not counting me. We cover health policy in 15 states, making us one of the most comprehensive outlets for news and information on state-level health policy in the country. And, if you know us and...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Value-based care, Community BH system, Health disparities

| Aug 26, 2021 | Washington

We are two weeks out from our 2021 Inland NW State of Reform Health Policy Conference. So, I wanted to feature a few of our upcoming sessions for you so that you could get a little more detail about who will be joining us, and some of the topics they will...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Q&A w/Sen. Patty Kuderer, Detailed Agenda, Medicaid buy-in bill

| Aug 12, 2021 | Washington

The data remains clear that getting vaccinated is the most important thing you can do to avoid COVID. It's also clear that if you're vaccinated, you're extraordinarily unlikely to get a breakthrough case, and that you're very well protected. Sure, you should still be smart about your behavior. Yes, there...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Heat and health, Charissa Fotinos, Federal action

| Jul 26, 2021 | Washington

Thanks to our amazing team of reporters, led by our Managing Editor Emily Boerger, for holding down the fort here at State of Reform while I was out on a break. You will see bylines from 8 folks not named DJ on our site right now as we continue to...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Telehealth rulemaking, Topical Agenda, Recovery Café

| Jul 15, 2021 | Washington

It's a big week here at State of Reform as we just released our Topical Agenda for the 2021 Inland Northwest State of Reform Health Policy Conference (more on that below). Be sure to check out the list of topics that we've lined up on the agenda this year! This edition of...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Hospital finances, Behavioral health workforce, Deferred care

| Jun 23, 2021 | Washington

While DJ is out trying to get in a well deserved vacation, I’ll be bringing you the next few editions of 5 Things We’re Watching. I’m the managing editor here at State of Reform where I have my eye on health care and health policy in Washington and a number...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: ACA ruling, Early Bird Registration, Proposed rate increases

| Jun 10, 2021 | Washington

One of the most important members of our team at State of Reform is Emily Boerger. She helps write our 5 Things and is a member of our executive team here at State of Reform. She is also now our first ever Managing Editor, taking on even more leadership for...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Lindeblad to retire, Inslee's vetoes, Masking requirements

| May 25, 2021 | Washington

My grandmother would store wads of cash in her box springs because, as a child of the Great Depression, she couldn't trust the banks. I see my children now worried about being indoors without masks. My six-year old isn't able to feel fully comfortable eating inside a restaurant, even one...[ Read More ]