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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/Sen. Karen Keiser, "Covered lives assessment," Vaccine rollout

| Jan 12, 2021 | Washington

The legislative session is underway. While members had to manage a few in-person votes yesterday to set the rules for the session, the rest of the 105-day session is expected to be virtual. I am curious about how much pent up anxiety will get a voice in the session. As...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Total cost of care, Federal health policy, Pandemic innovations

| Dec 21, 2020 | Washington

Our 2021 Washington State of Reform Health Policy Conference is shaping up to be as good as ever, with sessions, keynotes, and networking opportunities for attendees that will be unique for our COVID age. We announce some unique networking opportunities for attendees next week. Registration rates go up later this week....[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Universal care workgroup, Detailed Agenda, Staffing shortages

| Dec 8, 2020 | Washington

Last month, we launched our new Atlantic edition, covering Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and Florida. We are also planning our new 2021 State of Reform Federal Policy Conference coming up in April. It's a huge step for us -- one not without significant risks, as you might guess. In 2021,...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Umair Shah, Re-Wire conference, Committee Days

| Nov 25, 2020 | Washington

As you may have heard me say at State of Reform, it wasn't entirely clear that we would still be here in November when the COVID crash happened. Event-based revenue organizations like ours have collapsed across the country. But, thanks to folks like you, we're still here. We're still trying...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Election results, Topical Agenda, Agency review teams

| Nov 12, 2020 | Washington

Gov. Inslee is to provide an "address" this evening at 5:30. He will not take questions. This comes following an "urgent" media background meeting earlier this week with state officials. At 202 cases per 100k over 14 days, the current rate of COVID spread is almost 3x what it was back...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Health policy preview, Races to watch, Pfizer Leadership Series

Emily Boerger | Oct 14, 2020 | Washington

A big thank you to everyone who attended and participated in our 2020 Inland Northwest State of Reform Virtual Health Policy Conference a few weeks ago! Thanks to your support, State of Reform continues to foster this non-partisan “safe table” around which different silos from the Washington health care community...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Lessons from COVID, Future of Medicaid, Cascade Care

| Sep 21, 2020 | Washington

I'm excited to see so many of you later this week at our 2020 Inland NW State of Reform Health Policy Conference! We close down registration tomorrow, so if you're planning on joining us, don't be shy! Get yourself registered to be with us. We have some truly unique sessions for...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Detailed Agenda, Committee Days, Election polling

| Sep 10, 2020 | Washington

In two weeks time, we'll be hosting our 2020 Inland NW State of Reform Health Policy Conference. In the pre-COVID space, this was an event that was focused on Eastern Washington. However, in this time of COVID, this event has taken on the feel of a statewide event - with speakers...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Uninsured rate, John Wiesman, Undocumented workers

| Aug 27, 2020 | Washington

Before COVID, our Inland NW event was always a bit more focused on Eastern Washington, while our Seattle event tried to explore issues facing the whole state. However, now that we're in COVID, that's changed. Next month's event has 24 breakout sessions over two days and is already on pace...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Primary results, Quality scores report, Rep. Nicole Macri

| Aug 11, 2020 | Washington

A big thank you to the Empire Health Foundation and Amerigroup of Washington for being Event Sponsors at our 2020 Inland NW State of Reform Virtual Health Policy Conference coming up on Sept. 23-24! This is a tricky time for us all, so their ongoing support is meaningful and appreciated very...[ Read More ]