About 18,000 nurses who work for Northern California Kaiser Permanente Hospitals, and other facilities, plan to go on a two-day strike Tuesday morning citing Ebola safety concerns and general patient care.
Registered nurses claim the nation’s hospitals are inadequately prepared to protect them against ebola and so they will hold a National Day of Action on Nov.12 that will include a two-day strike at every Kaiser Permanente hospital and clinic.
Health care giant Kaiser Permanente has agreed to pay a $4 million fine over allegations it denied some patients timely access to mental health services.
Kaiser Permanente says it will pay a $4 million fine levied by the state of California for serious violations in how it delivers mental health care after a year-long legal challenge.
Two Kaiser Permanente facilities in Oakland reopened Tuesday afternoon after police had them close because of a threat earlier today.
The number of flu-related deaths in the Bay Area increased again on Monday, with four more deaths reported, according to health officials.
Some Californians are getting hit with a painful side effect of Obamacare: Their health insurance rates are going up. But California’s health care exchange says consumers shouldn’t freak out just yet.
Twelve health insurance companies have signed contracts to offer coverage through California’s new exchange as part of the federal health care law.
One of California’s biggest insurers is drawing complaints from employers who say the company’s policies are no longer the bargain for quality care that they once were.
The city would absorb the cost of the higher premiums, a $15 million hit that Supervisor John Avalos said the health management organization has not adequately explained given that San Francisco’s overall health insurance costs for workers covered by other providers went up just 2.5 percent.