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 have made in our health care system by lowering the value and safety that Californians should expect from their health care providers.

CAHP Press Release - ICYMI - CalMatters: Commentary: Medical-Procedure Oversight is Good for Patients and Pocketbooks

CalMatters today published an opinion editorial authored by Dr. Adam Solomon, chief medical officer for the MemorialCare Medical Foundation, a physician-run health care organization.

CAHP Fact Sheet: Top Cost Drivers of 2023 Health Plan Premiums

California’s Health Plan premium costs in 2023 will be driven by several factors across the individual and small group marketplaces, particularly the return of normal pre-pandemic medical trends, continued COVID-19 uncertainty, inflation, increased mental health and telehealth utilization, and other factors.

CAHP Press Release - Covered California Announces 2023 Preliminary Rate Change

Covered California today announced preliminary health insurance rates for 2023, citing an average statewide rate change of six percent which is well below the national average of 10 percent.

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).

CAHP Fact Sheet: Vote NO on SB 853

Backed by pharmaceutical companies, SB 853 removes important health plan checks and balances, clearing the way for big pharma to push for higher usage of their costly specialty drugs – resulting in increased costs for all health plan enrollees.

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