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2008

Christopher Ohman's Departure from

California Association of Health Plans

December 15, 2008
California Association of Health Plans' Board Chair Curtis Terry, President, Aetna Health of California, announced the departure of CAHP President and CEO Christopher Ohman today and the selection of Vice President of Legislative Affairs, Charles Bacchi, as interim President and CEO for the organization. more >>>

HMO Ratings Show Improved Health Care

December 3, 2008
The California Association of Health Plans CEO Christopher Ohman issued the
following statement following today's Sacramento Superior Court ruling upholding the
California Department of Managed Health Care's (DMHC) recent balance billing
regulations through California Medical Association (CMA) et al. v. California
Department of Managed Health Care and Cindy Ehnes. more >>>

Filing Of Balance Billing Regulations

August 1, 2008
The California Association of Health Plans CEO Christopher Ohman issued the
following statement following today's California Department of Managed Health Care
final filing of new regulations banning health care providers from balance billing – an
abusive practice that places insured patients in the middle of health care disputes that
ought to be handled between health plans and medical providers. more >>>

SB 840 Creates $42 Billion Of New Debt
And Calls For Rationing Of Health Care

July 15, 2008
Today, following the Assembly's passage of AB 1422 (D-Bass), which moves the bill to the Governor's desk, California Association of Health Plans President & CEO Patrick Johnston issued the following statement: more >>>

Health Plans Applaud Committee Passage of Bill to
Protect Kids' Enrollment in Healthy Families

August 27, 2011
California's health plans have made health care coverage for children a top priority, which is why health plans support AB 1422, a bill that is essential to protection of vital health care services for children with modest means. more >>>

Patrick Johnston Named President and CEO of
the California Association of Health Plans

June 3, 2011
The California Association of Health Plans (CAHP) today announced that former legislator Patrick Johnston has been selected to serve as the organization's president and chief executive officer. more >>>

California Health Plans Vital to State's Economy

April 7, 2009
California health plans are an essential and vital part of the state's economy, generating 130,000 jobs and $13.5 billion in economic activity, according to a report released today by the California Association of Health Plans (CAHP). more >>>

CAHP Recognizes World Autism Awareness Day By
Highlighting Medical Services Plans Provide

April 2, 2009
The California Association of Health Plans (CAHP) is joining other organizations today in recognizing World Autism Awareness Day by increasing awareness about the wide array of health care services its members provide for autism. more >>>

California Association of Health Plans
Announces New Chair of the Board

March 20, 2009
The California Association of Health Plans (CAHP) today announced that Howard Kahn, Chief Executive Officer of L.A. Care Health Plan, the nation's largest public health plan, will serve as the Chair of the CAHP Board of Directors until the end of 2010. more >>>

Supreme Court Bans Balance Billing

January 8, 2009
The California Association of Health Plans (CAHP) CEO Christopher Ohman issued the following statement following today's California Supreme Court unanimous ruling in
Prospect Medical Group vs. Northridge Medical Center in which the court expressly
prohibits emergency room doctors from directly billing patients if they want a payment
that is higher than what the health plan pays. more >>>

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