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Press Coverage: Kaiser Mental Health Care Crisis

2014

East Bay Express ImageNovember 27, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Kaiser criticized over mental health care staffing

November 24, 2014
California Healthline
Kaiser disputes mental health workers’ claims of inadequate care

November 21, 2014
Vallejo Times-Herald / Vacaville Reporter
Kaiser Vallejo mental health workers contemplate strike

November 21, 2014
Bay Area News Group (San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, Hayward Daily Review, Chico Enterprise-Record, Contra Costa Times, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Fremont Argus, Paradise Post)
Kaiser mental health workers say system is broken

November 20, 2014
Courthouse News Services
Kaiser clinicians threaten to strike

November 19, 2014
The California Report / KQED Public Radio, San Francisco
Kaiser mental health clinicians authorize strike (audio story)

November 19, 2014
The California Report / KQED Public Radio, San Francisco
Kaiser mental health clinicians authorize strike
 (written story)

September 18, 2014
California Psychological Association’s Progress Notes
Kaiser to pay $4 million fine over access to mental health services (PDF, Sacramento Bee story)

September 12, 2014
Courthouse News Service
Kaiser agrees to pay $4 million fine

September 10, 2014
Sacramento Bee
Kaiser to pay $4 million fine over access to mental health services

September 10, 2014
Santa Rosa Press Democrat / Petaluma Argus-Courier
Kaiser agrees to pay $4 million fine over mental health services

September 10, 2014
KQED public radio (San Francisco)
Kaiser agrees to pay $4 million mental health fine (audio)

September 10, 2014
NBC Bay Area
Kaiser agrees to pay $4 million fine over allegations of mental health violations

September 10, 2014
Kaiser Health News
Kaiser to pay $4 million fine over access to mental health services

September 10, 2014
California Healthline
Kaiser to pay $4 million fine over violations of California mental health laws

September 10, 2014
San Diego Union-Tribune
Kaiser agrees to pay $4 million fine (AP story)

September 10, 2014
KTVN (Reno, Nevada)
Kaiser agrees to pay $4 million California fine (AP story)

September 10, 2014
KSRO radio (Santa Rosa)
Kaiser pays $4 million fine

September 10, 2014
Daily Journal (Indiana)
Kaiser Permanente agrees to pay $4 million California fine over mental health services (AP story)

September 10, 2014
KMPH TV (Fresno)
Kaiser agrees to pay $4 million California fine (AP story)

September 10, 2014
East Bay Express (Oakland)
Kaiser pays $4 million for mental healthcare violations

September 10, 2014
Vallejo Times-Herald
Kaiser drops challenge, agrees to pay $4 million fine

September 10, 2014
MedCity News
Kaiser agrees to pay $4 million fine for insufficient mental health services

September 10, 2014
Becker’s Healthcare / Becker’s Hospital Reviw
Kaiser Permanente agrees to pay $4 million fine for violating mental health laws

September 10, 2014
InsuranceNewsNet.com (Sacramento Bee story)
Kaiser to pay $4 million fine over access to mental health services

September 9, 2014
KQED public radio (blog)
Kaiser agrees to pay $4 million fine over mental health care

September 9, 2014
KCBS news radio
Kaiser drops appeal, will pay $4 million fine over mental health coverage

September 9, 2014
SF Weekly
Kaiser drops appeal of $4 million health fine

September 9, 2014
San Francisco Business Journal
Kaiser drops appeal of $4 million mental health fine, announces improvements

September 9, 2014
NUHW press release
Kaiser Permanente admits guilt — HMO denied patients access to mental health services

September 4, 2014
San Francisco Examiner (op-ed)
Kaiser must be held accountable for its mental health failures

August 13, 2014
East Bay Express (Oakland, Calif.)
Deadly Delays: Kaiser’s Flawed Model for Care (Part 1 of 2)

July 21, 2014
The California Report (KQED)
Kaiser Therapists, Patients Allege Long Waits for Mental Health Care

July 17, 2014
The California Report (KQED)
Therapists, Patients Criticize Kaiser Over Long Delays for Therapy

July 13, 2014
The National Psychologist
Union seeks federal investigation of Kaiser Permanente

July 1, 2014
The California Report (KQED)
Sonoma Co. Supervisor Presses Kaiser on Mental Health Services

June 28, 2014
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Shirlee Zane questions county’s Kaiser contract after mental health dispute

June 14, 2014
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Supervisor Shirlee Zane critical of Kaiser, therapist

June 14, 2014
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Kaiser’s mental health care at heart of dispute

June 13, 2014
Vallejo Times Herald
Union officials compare Kaiser Permanente’s mental health system to embattled VA

June 12, 2014
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Union seeks federal investigation of Kaiser mental health services

April 24, 2014
NBC Bay Area
Kaiser Workers Strike To Protest Cost-Cutting, Suicides

April 23, 2014
KPFA Radio
Interview with NUHW IBHS President Clem Papazian (Audio)

April 23, 2014
KPFA Radio
Oakland clinicians protest Kaiser’s  mental health care failures (Audio)

April 14, 2014
Law360
Kaiser Refused Closed Hearing On $4M Mental Health Fine

March 19, 2014
North Bay Bohemian (Metro Newspapers)
The Patient Trap – Kaiser needs to improve follow-up care for mental-health patients

2013

November 20, 2013
State investigates former healthcare regulator now working for Kaiser Permanente
FierceHealthcare

November 19, 2013
Healthcare regulator’s move to Kaiser under investigation
Los Angeles Times

October 28, 2013
Los Angeles Daily Journal
Kaiser Sued Over Mental Health Care (PDF)

October 25, 2013
Vallejo Times Herald
Class Action lawsuit filed against Kaiser over mental health care wait times

October 25, 2013
San Jose Mercury News
Kaiser Health Foundation sued over care of mentally ill

October 6, 2013
Becker’s Hospital Review
California Insurance Exchange Sued for Including Kaiser Permanente

October 5, 2013
Law360
Calif. Exchange Sued Over Kaiser Inclusion Amid $4M Fine

October 5, 2013
Sacramento Bee
Union seeks to block Kaiser from health benefit exchange

August 9, 2013
California Healthline
Kaiser To Pay $9M To Settle Lawsuit Over Autism Therapy

August 8, 2013
Sacramento Business Journal,
Kaiser to pay $9M to settle autism therapy suit

June 26, 2013
Sacramento Bee
Kaiser mental health care lacking, state says; HMO hit with $4 million fine

June 25, 2013
Capital Public Radio
State Says Kaiser Too Slow With Mental Health Care

June 25, 2013
Los Angeles Times
California Fines Kaiser $4 million over access to mental health care

June 25, 2013
Sacramento Business Journal
Kaiser Permanente fined for poor access to mental health care

April 3, 2013
Medscape
Large HMO Cited in Mental Health Care Cover-up (PDF)

March 24, 2013
PsychCentral
Kaiser Permanente’s Sad Mental Health Care in California

March 21, 2013
Huffington Post
Kaiser Mental Health Care Report: California Regulators Slam Hospital Giant For ‘Serious’ Deficiencies

March 21, 2013
Associated Press
Report: Kaiser wrongly denied mental health care

March 20, 2013
KPBS
California Regulators Cite Kaiser Permanente for Mental Health Lapses

March 20, 2013
Sacramento Bee
California investigation says Kaiser wrongly denied mental health care (PDF)

March 20, 2013
Sacramento Business Journal
State faults Kaiser for poor access to mental health care

March 20, 2013
The California Report
Report: Kaiser Patients Wait Too Long for Mental Health Care

March 20, 2013
Vacaville Reporter
State criticizes Kaiser Permanente’s mental health care

March 19, 2013
San Francisco Chronicle
Kaiser mental health service reprimanded

March 19, 2013
Orange County Register
State regulators blame Kaiser for long waits, misinformation

2011

November 30, 2011
San Francisco Chronicle
Union faults Kaiser Permanente health care

November 29, 2011
Sacramento Business Journal
Union says Kaiser breaks mental-health rules

November 29, 2011
KQED Radio
Union Pushes for investigation of Kaiser” (Audio)

November 14, 2011
Huffington Post
Kaiser Permanente Makes Billions In Profits While Overburdening Staff: Report

November 13, 2011
USA Today
Study: Calif. mental patient force to wait past limit

2009

February 12, 2013
San Francisco Chronicle
Parents of autistic children sue Kaiser

February 11, 2013
KGO-TV
Bay Area parents file autism suit

February 11, 2013
Oakland Tribune
Lawsuit claims Kaiser refuses to treat autistic children

February 11, 2013
KTVU
Parents Of Autistic Children Allege Discrimination In Kaiser Lawsuit

2008

November 6, 2008
KGO-TV
Woman fights Kaiser on autism policy