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5 Things Maryland: Keynote videos, Q&A w/Del. Kenneth Kerr, Health financing

| May 26, 2022 | Maryland

Thank you so much to everyone who attended the 2022 Maryland State of Reform Health Policy Conference earlier this month! It was a day filled with great energy, insightful presentations, and engaging conversations. If you weren't able to join us, we've put together a "What You Missed" video that will give you...[ Read More ]

Newsom’s May Revised budget proposal further promotes health care affordability and equity

| May 18, 2022 | California

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s long-awaited May Revision of his proposed budget for FY 22-23 was released on Friday, proposing a total of $227.6 billion ($67.4 billion General Fund (GF)) for all health and human services programs. This is a $10 billion increase from Newsom’s January proposal.     The image below...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Financing the Bridge Program, Fentanyl increases, Inflation & Medicare

| May 12, 2022 | Oregon

In this edition of "5 Things We're Watching," we take a look at fentanyl use in Oregon, updates on federal health policy that could impact the state, and coverage of the latest Bridge Health Care Program Task Force meeting. Thanks for reading! Emily Boerger State of Reform   1. Bridge...[ Read More ]

MHA discusses the significance of Medicaid’s 12-month extension for postpartum women in Michigan

| May 10, 2022 | Michigan

CMS approved an extension of Michigan’s Medicaid and CHIP coverage for 12 months postpartum last month. It originally covered postpartum mothers up to 60 days after birth. Laura Appel, Executive Vice President of Government Relations and Public Policy at the Michigan Health and Hospital Association (MHA), told State of Reform...[ Read More ]

5 Things Maryland: Population health financing, Health equity, Care transitions

| Apr 28, 2022 | Maryland

We are now less than a week out from the 2022 Maryland State of Reform Health Policy Conference! We're thrilled to be able to bring you 3 keynotes, 16 breakout sessions, and over 60 curated speakers who will talk through some of the most pressing issues facing Maryland's health care system. In this edition...[ Read More ]

Health leaders discuss accessible data and depoliticizing health equity at 2022 Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference

| Mar 16, 2022 | Texas

At the 2022 Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference in Austin last week, panelists in the “Bringing an equity lens to health care” session highlighted the importance of understandable and accessible data in creating solutions to health disparities, and discussed how to depoliticize health equity conversations in Texas.  ...[ Read More ]