CAHP Issues Statement On Governor’s 2020-2021 State Budget Release

California Association of Health Plans President & CEO Charles Bacchi today issued a statement in response to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s release of the 2020-21 state budget proposal.

CAHP Applauds Federal Repeal Of Costly Health Insurance Taxes

The California Association of Health Plans (CAHP) today applauded the permanent repeal of burdensome health insurance taxes as a part of the bipartisan budget deal approved by federal lawmakers. The repeal of these taxes means that Californians will pay less for their health care by avoiding skyrocketing health care costs that would have resulted under these taxes, had they taken effect.

New RunawayRx Fact Sheet: Cost of Lifesaving Diabetes Treatments Continues to Rise

RunawayRx calls attention to skyrocketing cost of insulin and diabetes treatments during National Diabetes Awareness Month.

Press Release: California Governor Signs Bill to Rein in Profiteering Schemes by Dialysis, Drug Treatment Industries

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 290 today, a law that will stop a profiteering scheme used most notably by certain dialysis and addiction treatment centers.

CAHP Fact Sheet - More Californians Stand to Gain Health Care Coverage With New State Policies Supported by Health Plans

The individual health insurance market will see an average rate change of only 0.8% in 2020 — the lowest since Covered California launched in 2014 — and California’s health plans are proving to play a key role in providing affordable health care coverage, while supporting policies to help close the 7% remaining uninsured gap in the state.

Press Release: First SB 17 Drug Cost Increase Report Reveals a 25% Median Increase for All Reported Drugs

September 24, 2019, Sacramento, Calif. – The first major quarterly report providing wholesale drug cost increase information on existing prescription drugs issued by the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) was released and made available to the public for the first time yesterday. The report is a result of the passage of Senate Bill 17 (Hernandez) - California’s landmark drug price transparency bill that became law in 2017.

Press Release: California Assembly Passes Bill to Address Inflated Medical Claims by Dialysis, Drug Treatment Industries

The California Assembly passed a bill Sept. 10 to address runaway costs and rein in a profiteering scheme involving the dialysis and addiction treatment industries, and it now heads to Gov. Gavin Newsom, who has until Oct. 13 to decide whether to sign it into law.

CAHP Statement: Individual Health Coverage Premiums for 2020 Reflect California’s Bold Steps to Increase Affordability

Covered California today announced preliminary health insurance rates for 2020, citing an average weighted statewide rate change of .8 percent, the lowest premium increase since the exchange was established in 2014.

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