Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente

SF Supes Urged To Refuse Kaiser Rate Increase For City Workers

San Francisco city labor unions are telling the Board of Supervisors to say no to a Kaiser Permanente rate increase.

07/11/2013

Kaiser Permanente

California Slaps Kaiser Permanente With $4 Million Fine Over Mental Health Coverage

State officials have fined Kaiser Permanente $4 million, alleging the health care giant failed to provide adequate mental health services.

06/26/2013

(CBS)

ConsumerWatch: California’s Health Care Exchange Explained

California is getting an early look at how President Barack Obama’s health care reform measure will work. The Golden State was the first in the nation to set up a health insurance exchange.

05/30/2013

(CBS)

13 Insurers To Compete On California Health Exchange

The state’s largest health insurers, including Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield and Kaiser Permanente, will be among 13 plans competing for policies on California’s new health care exchange.

05/23/2013

(AP)

Bay Area Hospitals Confirm Uptick in Flu Symptoms, Warn of Another Virus

Local Bay Area hospitals are reporting an uptick in people complaining of flu-like symptoms, but doctors warn that other bugs are floating around too that might make you think it’s the flu.

01/09/2013

Examination in a doctor's office. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Health Insurance Providers Propose Double-Digit Rate Hike For Californians

Many Anthem Blue Cross customers could see their rates jump an average of 18 percent in February, under a proposal by the state’s largest for-profit health insurer. Other insurers are also proposing rate hikes.

11/30/2012

(Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

HealthWatch: Study Raises Effectiveness Concerns For Whooping Cough Vaccine

As the U.S. wrestles with its biggest whooping cough outbreak in decades, researchers appear to have zeroed in on the main reason: The safer vaccine that has been in use since the 1990s loses effectiveness much faster than previously thought.

09/12/2012

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

Bay Area Hospitals Fined Over Non-Compliance, Errors

Four Bay Area hospitals were issued a total of $275,000 in penalties by the California Department of Public Health for noncompliance with policies and administrative errors that could have resulted in serious injury or death, the state agency announced Friday.

06/01/2012

Striking healthcare workers walk a picket line outside Kaiser Permanente hospital in Oakland, January 31, 2012. (CBS)

Kaiser Permanente Workers Launch 1-Day Strike

Workers at Kaiser Permanente facilities throughout California have gone on strike over contract disputes involving Kaiser’s mental health and optical employees.

01/31/2012

Nurses prepare pickets during a previous strike action. (CBS)

Northern California Kaiser Workers To Strike Tuesday

Kaiser Permanente workers throughout Northern California said Monday that they will stage a one-day strike on Tuesday in a dispute over a new contract for mental health and optical employees.

01/30/2012

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