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Funding plan approved for Alaska’s K-12 schools

| Aug 31, 2021 | Alaska

Late last week on August 27, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) announced the approval of a new funding plan for K-12 schools in Alaska.      The $122 billion American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) package is part of the larger $1.9 trillion American...[ Read More ]

5 Things Arizona: Policy cutoff, Q&A w/Sen. Bowie, Convening Panel

| Mar 25, 2021 | Arizona

This newsletter tries to feature five of the more interesting things happening this month in Arizona health care. Our content is written for the same kind of senior health care executives and health policy leaders that we expect to be with us on May 25th at our annual policy conference....[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Budget news, K-shaped recovery, Environmental health disparities

| Mar 24, 2021 | Washington

Consider signing up for our 2021 State of Reform Federal Health Policy Conference coming up on April 7-8th. We have a tremendous lineup of some of the smartest, most thoughtful people in US federal and state health care. Also, you can join our next "Virtual Conversation" coming up this Thursday where...[ Read More ]

The next health care battles

| Mar 19, 2021 | Federal

With enactment of its $1.9 trillion COVID response bill, the Biden administration has advanced its health policy priorities, especially federal support for coverage expansion. The president and his aides may find securing passage of their next steps more challenging. The key coverage provisions of the new law are noteworthy and...[ Read More ]

Part 1: Thoughts on Universal Coverage, Health, Equity and Value

| Mar 11, 2021 | Federal

Hon. John Kitzhaber is the former governor of Oregon and continues to be one of the most important thinkers on state health reform in the country. Since leaving public service, he has traveled across the country, working with organizations, leaders, and reformers in health care.  This commentary is the first...[ Read More ]