Subscribe 5 Things We’re Watching in health policy in Washington and eight other states

What They're Watching: Patty Hayes, RN, MN

Emily Boerger | May 11, 2020 | Washington

What They're Watching: Greg Van Pelt

Emily Boerger | May 8, 2020 | Oregon

What They're Watching: Kealoha Fox, PhD

Emily Boerger | May 4, 2020 | Hawaii

Kealoha Fox, PhD, is the Native Hawaiian Cultural Liaison at AlohaCare, where she oversees the health plan’s partnerships and initiatives to enhance care for Native Hawaiian members. She joins us in this edition of “What They’re Watching” to discuss health equity in Hawaii.     “I'm really passionate about health...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching - John Henderson

Michael Goldberg | May 1, 2020 | Texas

John Henderson, President and CEO of the Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals (TORCH) joins us in this edition of "What They're Watching" to discuss hospital payments in the Medicaid program and the impacts of hospital closures on rural health.     We count 26 rural Texas hospitals closures...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Robyn Rothman

Emily Boerger | Apr 24, 2020 | Washington

Robyn Rothman is the Associate Director of State Policy Programs at Health Care Without Harm, an organization that aims to transform health care to reduce its environmental impact and become “a community anchor for sustainability and a leader in the global movement for environmental health and justice.” She joins us...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Randi Anderson

Emily Boerger | Apr 17, 2020 | Alaska

Randi Anderson is the manager of the Floyd Jones Learning, Innovation and Simulation Center at Virginia Mason. The center serves as an “education hub and incubator” where patients and their families collaborate with VM staff in the organization’s continuous improvement workshops to advance quality, safety, and efficiency. She joins us...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Jimmy Sengenberger

Michael Goldberg | Apr 14, 2020 | Colorado

Jimmy Sengenberger is a Denver-based, constitutional conservative public speaker, writer, political commenter, and radio host. He joins us in this edition of "What They're Watching" to discuss Colorado's need to boost the availability of services and address health care workforce shortages.     I think something that needs to be...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Art Suchorzewski

Emily Boerger | Apr 14, 2020 | Oregon

Art Suchorzewski is the Director of Government Affairs at FamilyCare Health. He joins us in this edition of “What They’re Watching” to discuss transparency in Medicaid and interpreting financial data.     “Oregon's Medicaid system is primarily at the CCO level – so, we're talking about unpackaging some of the...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Tim Lieb

Emily Boerger | Apr 13, 2020 | Washington

Tim Lieb is the President of Regence BlueShield in Washington, where he is charged with directing Regence’s overall performance, including government affairs, sales, provider contracting, and community relations. Lieb also serves on the board of the Washington Health Alliance. He joins us in this edition of “What They’re Watching” to discuss a...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching - David Bergman

Michael Goldberg | Apr 7, 2020 | Texas

David Bergman is a Principal at Health Management Associates. He joins in this edition of "What They're Watching" to discuss the innovative ways that health systems are leveraging smart strategies for data and creating tools for improving care delivery and financing.     There are a lot of interesting things...[ Read More ]