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2009

CAHP Names Nicholas Louizos
Director of Legislative Affairs

November 18, 2009
The California Association of Health Plans (CAHP) today announced that Nicholas
Louizos has been promoted to Director of Legislative Affairs after serving three years as a legislative advocate for the trade association. more >>>

California Health Plans Make It Easy
to Protect Yourself from the H1N1 Virus

October 6, 2009
With the emergence of a new, highly virulent flu strain, the California Association of
Health Plans announced that all seven of the state's largest commercial health plans, as well as those offering government-funded health care coverage, have taken steps to make it easy for the insured to receive the H1N1 vaccination and necessary medications to protect themselves from this new virus. more >>>

Health Plans Applaud Governor Signing Bill to
Protect Healthy Families Enrollment

September 22, 2009
With the swipe of a pen, the future for hundreds of thousands of California's kids is
much brighter today. Their families can breathe a sigh a relief as a result of Healthy Families health coverage being saved. more >>>

Health Plans Applaud Passage of Bill to Protect

Kids' Enrollment in Healthy Families

September 3, 2011
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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