CAHP Press Release: ICYMI – Capitol Weekly: Health Care Affordability Efforts Must Include Everyone

Capitol Weekly this week published an opinion editorial authored by California Association of Health Plans (CAHP) President and CEO Charles Bacchi, arguing that the Office of Health Care Affordability (OHCA) must prioritize addressing hospital costs—the largest cost driver in the health care system.

CAHP Press Release: CAHP Promotes Nicholas Louizos to Senior Vice President

The California Association of Health Plans today announced that long time staff member Nicholas Louizos has been promoted to serve as the association’s first Senior Vice President.

CAHP Press Release: CAHP Promotes Marjorie King to Director of Business Development

The California Association of Health Plans today announced that long time staff member, Marjorie King has been promoted to serve as the association’s Director, Business Development and Events.

CAHP Press Release – CAHP Issues Statement on Governor’s January 2024-2025 State Budget

California Association of Health Plans President and CEO Charles Bacchi today issued a statement in response to California Governor Gavin Newsom’s release of the 2024-25 state budget proposal.

CAHP Press Release – In Case You Missed It – Capitol Weekly: Experts Expound: Single Payer Healthcare

Capitol Weekly recently published an article asking health care and state political experts for their thoughts on whether implementing a single payer health care system in California is realistic or not. Nearly all interviewed indicated that implementing a single payer system in California is not feasible nor necessary considering the strides that California has made in expanding health care coverage.

CAHP Press Release – Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans Making Significant Progress Addressing Health-Related Social Needs of Enrollees During Cal-AIM’s First Year

The California Association of Health Plans released the following statement addressing the recent release of the first CalAIM Enhanced Care Management (ECM) and Community Supports Services (CS) enrollment report by the California Department of Health Care Services.

CAHP Press Release – Covered California Announces 2024 Preliminary Rate Change and Enhanced Financial Support For Consumers

Covered California today announced preliminary health insurance rates for 2024, citing an average statewide rate change of 9.6 percent. Covered California and its partnering health plans have kept the average annual rate increase over the past five years to just 3.6 percent, with Californians in the individual market benefiting from among the lowest average rate increases in the nation, Covered California said.

CAHP Statement on California State Budget Agreement – Healthcare Provisions will Improve Access and Affordability for Millions of Californians

The California Association of Health Plans released a statement after the California State Legislature approved the final State budget agreement.

CAHP Press Release – The California Association of Health Plans Praises Passage of Historic MCO Tax Proposal by Assembly Budget Committee

The California Association of Health Plans today released a statement praising the passage by the California State Assembly Budget Committee of a historic MCO tax proposal dedicating much needed funding to bolster the Medi-Cal program.

CAHP Press Release – California Association of Health Plans Responds to Governor’s May Budget Revise

Today, the California Association of Health Plans released the following statement in response to the Governor’s May revision of the 2023-2024 budget proposal.