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5 Things Oregon: Wave in Medicaid, Public health reboot, Racism in health care

Emily Boerger | Oct 14, 2020 | Oregon

I'm jumping in for DJ in this edition ahead of our hosting the 2020 Oregon State of Reform Virtual Health Policy Conference next week! While this is our first virtual conference we’ve held in Oregon, it’s actually our 9th year hosting State of Reform in the state. Thanks to your support, State...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Health policy update, Coronavirus, Sen. Manka Dhingra

| Jan 29, 2020 | Washington

We're in week three of the legislative session. While it's an active one on health policy, it sort of makes the activity of the 2019 session appear all the more herculean. AWHP Exec Director Chris Bandoli said at our recent conference that these short sessions are often the place where...[ Read More ]

5 Things Hawaii: QUEST Integration RFP, Scott Miscovich, Workforce study

| Sep 5, 2019 | Hawaii

It seems like a long ways away, and it is... But, we are starting to gear up for our 2020 Hawaii State of Reform Health Policy Conference coming up on January 14, 2020. Our Convening Panel will be gathering to talk through the most relevant and most important topics to tee...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Becky Hultberg, Budget decisions, Medical tourism

| Aug 27, 2019 | Alaska

While we cover the legislative budget cuts in this issue, we are also connecting dots with Alaska to the Outside, notably Oregon and Mexico. We're also finalizing our list of speakers for our 2019 Alaska State of Reform Health Policy Conference coming up in 5 weeks. So, lots of moving...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: Kitzhaber, Hultberg, Prov/CareOR deal

| Aug 22, 2019 | Oregon

It's been a transformational last few weeks for Oregon health care. From personnel changes to organizational shifts, we cover some of that below - and we don't even touch on the clash between Centene and Portland-area hospitals...   With help from Emily Boerger     1. “Don Quixote” goes to...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Legislative update, BH Integration, Holly Smith

| Aug 20, 2019 | California

I'm at the LA Business Journal Health Care Leadership Forum and Awards event today with about 140 LA area health care leaders. It's a good event that reminds me of the importance of focusing on what's working, and the innovation already finding success. Like Carmen Ibarra's organization, The Achievable Foundation, which is...[ Read More ]