Press Kit

President & CEO

Charles Bacchi is the President & CEO for the California Association of Health Plans (CAHP) representing 46 health plans providing coverage to over 26 million Californians.  For the last 14 years Mr. Bacchi served in leadership positions at CAHP, as Executive Vice President and Vice President of Legislative Affairs, leading the Association’s advocacy before the California Legislature, the California Health Benefit Exchange, Department of Health Care Services, and the Department of Managed Health Care on behalf of CAHP’s health plan members.

A veteran of California’s political community, Mr. Bacchi has over 25 years of experience in California’s legislative, advocacy, and trade association arenas. Under the Affordable Care Act, health plans play a critical role in offering millions of Californians access to health care.  As state policymakers crafted California’s approach to ACA implementation, Bacchi played a prominent role as the health plan voice on a range of issues, including translation of the ACA into state law, the start-up of Covered California, and the expansion of the state’s Medicaid program, Medi-Cal.