CAHP Fact Sheet: Say No to SB 250: A Prescription for Low-Value Healthcare

Californians deserve safe, high quality, high-value health care. Yet SB 250 will derail the progress we’ve made in our health care system by lowering the value and safety that Californians should expect from their health care providers.

CAHP Press Release – CAHP Names New Director of State Programs

CAHP today announced that Kate Ross has joined the CAHP team as the association’s new Director of State Programs. Ross will lead CAHP’s engagement on Medi-Cal, state and federal proposals, and policies that impact public programs and health plan operations. She will work with the Department of Health Care Services and other key stakeholders and agencies to advocate for policies and regulations that help to build and sustain California’s Medi-Cal program.

ICYMI – NPR: When routine medical tests trigger a cascade of costly, unnecessary care

National Public Radio this week published an in-depth story on how medical tests can spiral into a series of further testing that can cost patients thousands of dollars – something researches call a “cascade of care - a seemingly unstoppable series of medical tests or procedures.”

CAHP Fact Sheet: New Mandates Would Drive Up Premium Costs By $571 Million

California’s health plans cover more than 26 million people and are dedicated to ensuring that everyone has access to high quality, affordable health care services. In 2022, California lawmakers are considering many new mandate bills that, as proposed, would altogether drive up premiums by $571 million.

ICYMI – Capitol Weekly: Opinion: Affordable health care threatened by hospitals’ mark-up costs

Capitol Weekly yesterday published an opinion editorial authored by Betty Jo Toccoli, president of the California Small Business Association on Senate Bill 958 (Sen. Limón).