Issue Spotlight: Elimination of the Individual Mandate: What it Means for California

Issue Spotlight: Elimination of the Individual Mandate: What…

CAHP Statement: CAHP Supports Enacting a State-Based Individual Mandate

In the wake of the federal government’s November, 2017 decision to eliminate the individual mandate to buy health insurance effective in January, 2019, the California Association of Health Plans is urging state leaders to enact a state-based individual mandate as a way to stabilize California’s health care marketplace and protect the significant gains California has made under the Affordable Care Act.

CAHP Statement: Major Single Payer Implementation Challenges Raised During Assembly Hearing

The Assembly Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage held its latest hearing on February 5 highlighting the very real and significant obstacles to establishing a single payer health care system in California. Expert witnesses provided key testimony that highlighted how implementing a single payer system could be difficult to achieve. The select committee heard from experts on Proposition 98, the “Gann Limit,” the Medicare Trust Fund, ‘ERISA’ and other federal law considerations.

CAHP Statement: PhRMA SB 17 Litigation

As part of its usual obstructionist playbook, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) today filed a lawsuit challenging California’s recently-passed drug pricing transparency law, SB 17.

CAHP Statement: CAHP Issues Statement on State Assembly’s Universal Health Care Hearings

Today, California Association of Health Plans President and CEO Charles Bacchi released the following statement regarding the State Assembly Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage Hearings that took place on October 23 and 24.

Fact Sheet: Single-Payer In California Is Not The Answer

Fact Sheet: Single-Payer In California Is Not The Answer

CAHP Statement: Trump Administration's Decision to End CSR Benefits for Low-To-Middle Income Individuals and Families

California Association of Health Plans President and CEO Charles Bacchi released the following statement today regarding the Trump administration's decision to end cost sharing reduction (CSR) benefits.

CAHP Statement: 2018 Covered California Rate Release

Covered California today announced the final rates for its health plans in 2018 noting that, in the absence of a federal commitment to fund cost-sharing reduction (CSR) reimbursements for the upcoming year, it will be adding an average surcharge of 12.4 percent to Silver-tier plans in 2018. The surcharge will only be applied to Silver-tier plans and, as such, most enrollees' premiums will not be affected by the surcharge.

CAHP Statement: CAHP Applauds Governor Brown’s Signing of Landmark Prescription Drug Price Transparency Bill into Law

The California Association of Health Plans today applauded California Governor Jerry Brown’s signing of the groundbreaking SB 17 (Hernandez) into law. This pivotal moment marks a major victory for patients, healthcare providers and local governments alike in the battle to rein in spiraling prescription drug prices. The Governor’s signature on the bill comes after several years of united efforts from a broad coalition of health plans, labor unions, patient advocacy groups, business organizations and dozens of others, with two similarly-targeted efforts stalling in the legislature in 2015 and 2016.

CAHP Statement: CAHP Urges Congress to Oppose Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Proposal

The California Association of Health Plans today sent a letter to the California congressional delegation opposing the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson proposal, which makes major changes to the Affordable Care Act that will result in adverse consequences for Californians and people across the country.

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