Tag: Kaiser Permanente

Why Are Nonprofit Hospitals Focused More on Dollars Than Patients?

Nonprofit hospitals have been caught doing some surprising things, given how they are supposed to serve the public good in exchange for being exempt from federal, state and local taxes — exemptions that added up to $28 billion in 2020. Detailed media reports show them hounding poor patients for money, cutting nurse staffing too aggressively […]

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Kaiser Permanente Reaches Tentative Deal With Health Care Workers

Kaiser Permanente reached a tentative deal with more than 75,000 of its health care workers on Friday, one week after a three-day walkout that disrupted appointments and services at many hospitals and clinics, according to an announcement by union officials. The labor dispute was the latest in a series between health care organizations and their […]

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Today’s Top News: Secretary Blinken Travels to Mexico, and More

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The Kaiser Strike Is Only Part of What’s Ailing U.S. Health Care

In April 2020, when I would walk home after a long day treating patients in a New York City emergency room, an orchestra of pots and pans would erupt from seemingly every window to honor frontline workers. Nothing could make those early pandemic days easier for me and my colleagues, but those haphazard symphonies of […]

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How the Kaiser Permanente Strike Could Affect Patients

Tens of thousands of Kaiser Permanente workers, including pharmacists, lab technicians, therapists and housekeepers, went on strike Wednesday morning. Kaiser patients in California, Colorado, Oregon, Virginia and Washington State, where Kaiser health care workers are walking out, will be affected. Kaiser, whose health plans cover nearly 13 million people through a network of hospitals and […]

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More Than 75,000 Kaiser Permanente Health Care Workers Begin Strike

More than 75,000 Kaiser Permanente health care workers began a three-day strike Wednesday morning, after they failed to reach a new contract deal. The walkout started with employees in Virginia and the District of Columbia, where they set up picket lines outside Kaiser’s facilities. A majority of Kaiser’s workers are in California, where many of […]

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New Covid Vaccines Hit Insurance Snags: What to Do if Yours Gets Denied

Vero Lopez was excited about getting the new Covid vaccine. She’s cautious about the virus, still carrying a mask around and avoiding indoor dining. So Ms. Lopez, 52, contacted her health care provider, Kaiser Permanente, as soon as she found out the shots were approved last week. She couldn’t get the vaccine through them yet, […]

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