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President & CEO

Charles Bacchi is the President & CEO for the California Association of Health Plans (CAHP).  For the last nine years Mr. Bacchi served as Executive Vice President for CAHP and coordinated advocacy activities before the California Legislature, the California Health Benefit Exchange, and the Department of Managed Health Care on behalf of CAHP’s health plan members that provide health coverage to 21 million Californians.

Mr. Bacchi has 19 years of experience in the California legislative and advocacy arena.  Mr. Bacchi recently led health plan efforts to establish new geographic rating regions in California, led efforts to defeat proposals to require prior approval of health plan premiums, and helped secure funding to save California’s Healthy Families Program (CHIP).

In previous roles with the California Chamber of Commerce and the Legislature, Mr. Bacchi was instrumental in developing and negotiating the bi-partisan 2004 California workers compensation reform package and the bi-partisan 1998 school bond effort that reformed funding for school construction and limited fees on new homebuyers.

Mr. Bacchi graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a degree in English Literature.


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