California Health Care Market Report 2005
Publication Date: September 2005
Publisher(s): California HealthCare Foundation
Author(s): Allan Baumgarten
Despite a year that witnessed the creation of the nation's largest health insurance company, the result of the Wellpoint-Anthem merger, and a controversial decision by CalPERS to exclude some higher-cost Sutter hospitals from its network, the latest edition of the California Health Care Market Report finds few explosive changes in the state's health care landscape. Instead, the annual study of California's health plans, hospital systems, and physician organizations, commissioned by the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF), chronicles several important trends.