Last month we were honored to host the 2022 Hawaii State of Reform Health Policy Conference, which brought together a diverse group of some of the most senior health care executives and health policy leaders in the state. In this edition of “5 Things We’re Watching,” we feature several of the keynotes, conversations, and breakout … Read more

It’s an exciting time around here at State of Reform as we move into the planning stages for the 2022 Maryland State of Reform Health Policy Conference, which will take place on May 4. Next week we’ll host our Convening Panel meeting where we’ll gather input from some of Maryland’s most thoughtful health care and … Read more

We recently hosted the Convening Panel meeting for our upcoming 2022 Northern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference. Using the valuable input of our stakeholders, the State of Reform team is currently building a Topical Agenda for the event on March 23rd. So, keep your eyes out for a breakdown of the day’s panels in the coming … Read more

Health advocates, state and local officials and other California leaders are expressing their support for Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed $2.7 billion COVID-19 Emergency Response Package – including a $1.4 billion emergency appropriation request – to bolster testing capacity, accelerate vaccination and booster efforts, support frontline workers, strengthen the health care system and battle misinformation. Senator Dianne Feinstein … Read more

In case you missed it, on Monday we released the Topical Agenda for the 2022 State of Reform Federal Health Policy Conference. The event is coming up on February 17 and will be fully virtual, allowing attendees from across the country to participate! This conference will feature conversations on federal health policy, innovations in the state-federal relationship, and … Read more

The proposed FY 2023 Governor’s budget from Mike Dunleavy represents a step towards making good on his vision of splitting the Department of Health and Social Services into two departments.  The budget, which was released on Dec. 15, includes no money for the Alaska Pioneer Homes program, Children’s Services, and Juvenile Justice through the Department … Read more

Utah Governor Spencer Cox released his Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 $28.5 billion budget recommendations on Dec. 7.  The budget allocates $7.6 billion to the new Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)—which will be officially consolidated at the time FY 2023 starts.  For DHHS, Cox calls for funding expansions in Medicaid eligibility and enrollment, informational … Read more

With the Thanksgiving holiday this week, I wanted to take a moment to say thank you on behalf of the entire State of Reform team for your continued support. Whether it’s through attending our conferences, reading our coverage of health care and health policy in Maryland, or sponsoring our events, we appreciate you! Thanks again … Read more

Last month’s 2021 Colorado State of Reform Health Policy Conference saw numerous forward-thinking and productive conversations around how to improve the state’s health care system. A big thank you to all of our speakers and everyone who attended the event! Read about some of the event highlights below. Please don’t hesitate to send me feedback or story ideas. Thanks for reading! … Read more

Governor Jared Polis released his $40 billion Fiscal Year (FY) 2022-2023 budget proposal on Monday.  In terms of Polis’ health care priorities, his budget includes $530 million over three years to “transform” home and community-based services (HCBS), $550 million in leveraged federal funds to address gaps in behavioral health care, and $400 million toward increasing … Read more