CAHP Issues Statement On Governor’s 2021-2022 State Budget Proposal

CAHP President and CEO Charles Bacchi today issued a statement in response to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s release of the 2021-22 state budget proposal.

CAHP Issues Statement on New DMHC, OSHPD Appointments

CAHP today applauded Governor Newsom’s selections of Mary Watanabe as Director of the Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) and Elizabeth Landsberg as Director of the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD).

California’s Health Plans Play Key Role in Making Telehealth Accessible to More Californians

Telehealth use has grown significantly as the COVID-19 pandemic has taken hold of daily life and is helping patients and providers alike.

California Association of Health Plans Statement in Response to Today’s Signing of Behavioral Health Legislation

In response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s signing of legislation focused on behavioral health care today, the California Association of Health Plans (CAHP) released this statement.

CAHP Statement on the California State Legislature’s Approval of SB 855 (Wiener)

The California Association of Health Plans today released a statement regarding the approval of SB 855 by the California State Legislature on Sunday.

CAHP Statement: California Association of Health Plans on Senate Bill 855 (Wiener)

The California Association of Health Plans today released a statement in response to Senate Bill 855 by Senator Scott Wiener following the bill’s passage by the Assembly Health Committee.

CAHP Statement: Covered California Premiums for 2021 See Record-Low Rate Change

Covered California today announced preliminary health insurance rates for 2021, citing an average statewide rate change of 0.6 percent, the lowest premium increase since the exchange was established in 2014 under the Affordable Care Act.

California’s health plans support our provider partners on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic

Health plans have extended billions of dollars in financial assistance and strongly advocated for emergency federal funding for physicians and hospitals.

In Case You Missed It: UC Berkeley Study: COVID-19 Has Already Cost California Health Plans $2.4 Billion

Researchers at the Nicholas C. Petris Center at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health this week released a new study finding that the COVID-19 pandemic has cost California’s public and private insurers an estimated $2.4 billion dollars in testing and treatment. This amounts to about six times the annual cost to treat seasonal influenza in California.

In Case You Missed It: Fierce Healthcare: COVID-19 Could Cost Insurers up to $547 Billion Through 2021: Report

The consulting firm Wakely on June 3, 2020 released a study analyzing the costs of medical services tied to COVID-19. The study, commissioned by America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), analyzes the COVID-19 cost impacts to health plans operating in the commercial, Medicare Advantage, and Medicaid managed care markets from 2020 to 2021. The news website Fierce Healthcare published an article on the findings of the study.

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