CAHP Research Review: Studies Find Uninsured Gap has Narrowed in California; 94% of Californians Now Have Coverage

Two recent studies have delivered good news for the Golden State: California is closer than ever to reaching universal health care coverage, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

CAHP Fact Sheet: NO on SB 524: Puts Patients at Risk and Increases Health Care Costs

SB 524 will raise health care costs for Californians by eliminating the vital tools health plans, employers, unions, and the state use to lower the cost of health insurance and prescription drugs.

CAHP Statement: Covered California Announces Low 2022 Rate Change and New Expanded Financial Help Under the American Rescue Plan

Covered California today announced preliminary health insurance rates for 2022, citing an average statewide rate change of 1.8 percent. New expanded subsidies for Covered Californian enrollees under the American Rescue Plan have lowered premiums by an average of 50 percent for hundreds of thousands of Californians--with some paying as low as one dollar in premiums per month. California Association of Health Plans President and CEO Charles Bacchi issued a statement on today’s announcement.

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.

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