CAHP Fact Sheet: California’s Health Plans Are Making Health Care More Affordable, Accessible and Flexible Under the American Rescue Plan

Since the recent passage of the American Rescue Plan by the Biden Administration — which has made health care more affordable for thousands of Californians - California’s health plans have been hard at work finding ways to maximize the new law’s benefits on behalf of their members. These efforts are making health care more affordable, accessible, and flexible for thousands of Californians.

In Case You Missed It: Physician productivity, revenues rebounding to pre-pandemic levels: report (FierceHealthcare)

As the COVID-19 pandemic begins to ease, Fierce Healthcare has reported on a new study by Kaufman Hall finding that U.S. physician groups are seeing signs of financial recovery as their performance metrics return to near pre-pandemic levels in the first quarter of 2021. The new study suggests an end to the volatility driven by COVID-19 that hit physician practices last year, according to Fierce Healthcare.

CAHP Fact Sheet: New Nationwide Study Illustrates Health Plans’ Vital Role in Californians’ Health Care Access, Jobs, and Economy

A new nationwide study released by AHIP shows that health plans play a vital role in supporting the economy and employees throughout the nation, including here in California. The AHIP study looked at state-by-state statistics such as how many people are covered by insurance from an employer, how many people are employed by the industry, and the percentage of premiums paid by employers, among other statistics.

CAHP Statement: CAHP Announces Two New Hires New Director of Regulatory Affairs and Director of State Medicaid Policy Join the CAHP Team

CAHP today announced that two new staff members have joined their team. Anete Millers will serve as Director of Regulatory Affairs and Ashley Kirk as Director of State Medicaid Policy.

CAHP Fact Sheet: American Rescue Plan Delivers More Affordable Health Care Coverage to Thousands of Californians and Brings California Closer than Ever to Closing the Uninsured Gap

California continues to make great progress toward closing the uninsured gap under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and other programs. One example is the American Rescue Plan recently signed into law, which has helped make health care coverage more accessible than ever for those with health coverage and for uninsured Californians eligible for affordable health coverage.

The California Association of Health Plans Respond to Governor’s May Budget Revise

Today, the California Association of Health Plans released a statement in response to the Governor’s May revision of the 2021-2022 budget proposal.

In Case You Missed It: COVID Testing Has Turned Into a Financial Windfall for Hospitals and Other Providers

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, California Healthline has reported on how hospitals and other medical providers are charging astronomical prices for COVID-19 testing.

CAHP Fact Sheet: New Mandates Would Drive Up Health Premium Costs by $1.2 Billion

Covering more than 26 million Californians, health plans are dedicated to ensuring that everyone has access to high quality, affordable health care. This year, California’s Legislature is considering several new mandate bills that, as proposed, would altogether drive up premiums by $1.2 billion.

CAHP Fact Sheet: Medical Management in the Era of Covid-19

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CAHP Fact Sheet: California's Health Care Dollar

The vast majority of health plan spending in California goes to pay for medical services like hospital and doctor visits, prescription drugs, lab tests, x-rays, and medical supplies. In 2019, health plan spent more than $172 billion, or 86 cents out of every health plan dollar, on medical care.

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