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Kaiser bucks the HMO trend

To the Public: Holiday time is a favorite time for Kaiser or its network of co-enablers to release infomercials that get gobbled up by reporters who don’t want to pick up the phone to check details or otherwise delay their holiday focus, e.g., Christmas shopping.   Now we have our pre-Christmas consumption that Kaiser is a heart Mecca […]

KAISER PERMANENTE RESPONDS

KAISER PERMANENTE RESPONDShttps://xnet.kp.org/newscenter/kpresponds/2007-10-15.html mirrored here for historical purposes Response to Los Angeles Times’ Article About Fresno Medical Center Oct 16 2007 A recent story in the Los Angeles Times raised concerns about patient care involving a perinatologist on the professional staff at Kaiser Foundation Hospital Fresno. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to the families involved.   We take […]

U.S. maternal death rate higher than Europe’s: report

The United States has a far higher death rate than the European average, the report shows, with one in 4,800 U.S. women dying from complications of pregnancy or childbirth, the same as Belarus and just slightly better than Serbia’s rate of one in 4,500.

Kaiser response to “Kaiser fine a pittance

Mirrored here for historical purposes from: https://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/opinion/15312879.htm Posted on Sat, Aug. 19, 2006 Editorial on Kaiser on target By Charles Phillips Your editorial “Kaiser fine a pittance” is on target. Kaiser’s attempt to move its renal-transplant patients to its own internal and dysfunctional system is but a symptom of a more fundamental problem. Kaiser is […]

Kaiser Permanente – a Business not Health Care Plan

Kaiser Permanente – a Business not Health Care Plan – April 17, 2005 –  While I spent much of 2004 focused on clarifying that the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Plan – abbreviated to Kaiser Permanente or KP – is a for profit health care plan, after the Kansas City documents I got last month I […]