CAHP Applauds Covered California, DHCS Actions to Address COVID-19 Crisis

CAHP today applauded the critical steps taken by state leaders at Covered California and the Department of Health Care Services to extend the open enrollment period and make it easier for people to access coverage during the COVID-19 crisis.

CAHP Names New Vice President of State Medicaid Policy and Legislative Advocate

CAHP today announced that two new staff members have joined their team. Amber Kemp will serve as Vice President of State Medicaid Policy and Jedd Hampton as Legislative Advocate.

CAHP Issues Statement on Covered California’s Robust Enrollment Increase

CAHP today applauded Covered California’s announcement that more than 400,000 people have signed up for health insurance coverage through the state’s health care marketplace during the most recent open-enrollment period. This represents the highest enrollment numbers since 2016 and is 41% higher than last year’s figure of more than 295,000 people who enrolled.

CAHP Issues Statement On Appointment of New DHCS Director Dr. Brad Gilbert

CAHP today issued a statement in response to Gov. Gavin Newsom appointing Dr. Brad Gilbert as the director of the Department of Health Care Services.

CAHP Issues Statement On Supreme Court Ruling Regarding ‘Public Charge’ Rule

CAHP today issued a statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s Jan. 27 decision to lift the nationwide injunction on the Trump Administration’s “public charge” rule, which would discriminate against immigrants who rely on public benefits.

CAHP Issues Statement On Governor’s 2020-2021 State Budget Release

California Association of Health Plans President & CEO Charles Bacchi today issued a statement in response to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s release of the 2020-21 state budget proposal.

CAHP Applauds Federal Repeal Of Costly Health Insurance Taxes

The California Association of Health Plans (CAHP) today applauded the permanent repeal of burdensome health insurance taxes as a part of the bipartisan budget deal approved by federal lawmakers. The repeal of these taxes means that Californians will pay less for their health care by avoiding skyrocketing health care costs that would have resulted under these taxes, had they taken effect.

New RunawayRx Fact Sheet: Cost of Lifesaving Diabetes Treatments Continues to Rise

RunawayRx calls attention to skyrocketing cost of insulin and diabetes treatments during National Diabetes Awareness Month.

Press Release: California Governor Signs Bill to Rein in Profiteering Schemes by Dialysis, Drug Treatment Industries

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 290 today, a law that will stop a profiteering scheme used most notably by certain dialysis and addiction treatment centers.

Press Release: First SB 17 Drug Cost Increase Report Reveals a 25% Median Increase for All Reported Drugs

September 24, 2019, Sacramento, Calif. – The first major quarterly report providing wholesale drug cost increase information on existing prescription drugs issued by the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) was released and made available to the public for the first time yesterday. The report is a result of the passage of Senate Bill 17 (Hernandez) - California’s landmark drug price transparency bill that became law in 2017.

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