After NUHW protest, Newsom pledges to make enforcement agency “do its damn job”

POSTED ON January 30th, 2020

Our fight for mental health parity is resonating in the state capital.  Following a statewide strike by Kaiser mental health therapists last month, culminating in protests held outside the Sacramento offices of the California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC), Gov. Newsom earlier this month that the agency is “getting in the business of real […]

Kaiser mental health workers hold 5-day statewide strike

POSTED ON December 30th, 2019

Four thousand Kaiser mental health clinicians and other healthcare professionals demonstrated their resolve last week with a powerful five-day strike that put Kaiser on the defensive and forced its executives to understand just how determined NUHW members are to win a fair contract that improves the care their patients receive. Over the course of five […]

Press release: Day 4 of Kaiser Mental Health Care Strike

POSTED ON December 19th, 2019

Kaiser therapists take fight to State Capitol and demand oversight agency hold Kaiser — and all insurers — accountable for providing timely mental health care Pickets also planned for Los Angeles and San Diego Kaiser psychologists, therapists, social workers and other healthcare professionals from across Northern California and the Central Valley will converge on Sacramento […]

Patients and Clinicians Report Problems at Kaiser

POSTED ON December 18th, 2019

The state agency that oversees Kaiser Permanente warned Kaiser on Tuesday that it must meet state standards for providing timely access to mental health care during this week’s strike. The Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) also invited anyone who had a mental health appointment inappropriately rescheduled this week to call the agency’s help-line at […]

Mental health patients and providers file complaints about access to care

POSTED ON December 18th, 2019

The state agency that oversees Kaiser Permanente warned Kaiser on Tuesday that it must meet state standards for providing timely access to mental health care during this week’s strike. The Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) also invited anyone who had a mental health appointment inappropriately rescheduled this week to call the agency’s help-line at […]