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.

Press Release: Senate Health Committee Passes Bill to Address Runaway Costs in Dialysis, Drug Treatment Industries

The Senate Health Committee passed legislation today to address runaway costs and rein in a profiteering scheme by third party health providers – including in the dialysis and addiction treatment industries.

CAHP Statement: CAHP Commends Gov. Newsom, State Legislature for Striking Budget Deal That Improved Health Care Affordability and Access

California Association of Health Plans President & CEO Charles Bacchi today issued the following statement after Gov. Gavin Newsom approved a state budget that will promote more access to health care, stabilize the Affordable Care Act marketplace, and enhance affordability for all Californians.

Press Release: CA Assembly Passes Bill to Rein in Outsized Costs in Dialysis, Drug Treatment Industries

The California State Assembly today passed legislation by a bipartisan vote to contain costs in the dialysis and drug treatment industries that currently result in higher health care costs for all consumers.

CAHP Statement: Response To Governor’s May Budget Revise Release

California Association of Health Plans (CAHP) President & CEO Charles Bacchi today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s release of the May budget revise.

CAHP Fact Sheet: New Benefit Mandates Will Drive Up Health Care Costs for All

As providers of health care coverage for more than 26 million Californians, health plans are dedicated to ensuring that everyone has access to high quality, affordable health care.

CAHP Fact Sheet: California Health Plan Profit Margins: Lower Than You May Think.

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.

CAHP Statement: CAHP Releases Research Review On Northwestern University Finding that Medicaid Managed Care Lowers Drug Costs

The California Association of Health Plans today has released a research review of a recent non-partisan nationwide study conducted by a team of Northwestern University professors which found that allowing managed care organizations (MCO’s) to administer the majority of Medicaid drug benefits, as we currently do in California, significantly reduces state spending on prescription drugs.

CAHP Statement: CAHP Hires New Director of Regulatory Affairs and State Programs Analyst

The California Association of Health Plans (CAHP) today announced that Christina Wu is the association’s new Director of Regulatory Affairs and Ellesse Flores has joined the staff as State Programs Analyst.

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