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Oakland-Based Kaiser Agrees To Pay $4M Fine Over Access To Mental Health Services

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.

09/11/2014

Buffer zone outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in San Francisco. (CBS)

CA Insurance Officials: Insurers Must Cover Elective Abortions

Health insurance companies in California may not refuse to cover the cost of abortions, state insurance officials have ruled in a reversal of policy stemming from the decision by two Catholic universities to drop elective abortions from their employee health plans.

08/23/2014

Representatives from CDPH spoke to the media Wednesday about the patient at Kaiser South. (Credit: Peter Roney/CBS13)

Ebola Outbreak: California Patient ‘Low Risk’ For Ebola Virus, Extreme Precautions Taken Anyway

California health officials say it is unlikely the Ebola virus poses a significant public health risk to the state, and the patient being treated in Sacramento for possible exposure is considered low risk.

08/20/2014

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Sacramento Hospital Taking Extra Precautions As Patient Is Tested For Ebola Virus

A Sacramento hospital treating a patient who may have been exposed to the deadly Ebola virus is taking extra precautions.

08/20/2014

An Ebola virus virion. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Northern California Patient Being Treated For Possible Exposure To Ebola Virus

A patient is being examined for possible exposure or symptoms of the Ebola virus at Kaiser South Sacramento, according to hospital officials.

08/19/2014

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Health Insurance Enrollment Opens For Small California Businesses

California’s small businesses now can enroll for employee health care plans through the state’s insurance exchange website.

12/03/2013

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California’s Health Exchange Working With Insurance Agents To Benefit Small Business Employees

California’s health insurance exchange not only will allow individuals to shop for health insurance plans, but small businesses, as well. Covered California’s Executive Director Peter Lee explains how.

10/02/2013

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

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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