October 21st, 2019

Kaiser therapists take to the streets to protest HMO’s failure to provide mental health services

Kaiser Permanente psychologists, therapists, and social workers took to the streets Saturday, October 19 to protest Kaiser’s chronic failure to provide its patients with timely access to mental health care. The mental health clinicians, along with patients and community allies, gathered at Kaiser’s corporate headquarters in Oakland before marching down Grand Avenue to the eastern […]

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October 1st, 2019

Alameda County Supervisors declare solidarity with Kaiser Permanente clinicians fighting for mental health parity

  The Alameda County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday declaring its “strong support” for establishing “full parity for mental health patients and clinicians at Kaiser Permanente.” The resolution, which also expresses solidarity with Kaiser clinicians “in their fight to settle a fair contract,” was passed two weeks after Kaiser withdrew a proposed […]

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August 29th, 2019

Members hold vigils for Kaiser mental health patients

Kaiser mental health clinicians held vigils outside Kaiser facilities across Southern California this month to draw attention to the struggles faced by their patients, who must weeks or months for therapy appointments. Patients and community allies joined clinicians at several vigils, during which clinicians read stories submitted by patients who were denied timely care. KPCC […]

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July 26th, 2019

Op Ed: Kaiser executives need to change their priorities

By Alicia Cruz Sometimes it seems that Kaiser Permanente is throwing money at everything but mental health care. In recent weeks we’ve learned that Kaiser is building a $900 million headquarters in Oakland and paying the Golden State Warriors nearly $300 for a sponsorship deal that includes naming rights to “Thrive City,” the sports and […]

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July 18th, 2019

Press Release: Kaiser mental health clinicians take patient care struggle to LA Metro trains

LOS ANGELES — The National Union of Healthcare Workers began running advertisements this week on LA Metro trains calling attention to long waits Kaiser Permanente patients must endure for mental health therapy appointments. The HMO is under state-ordered outside monitoring of its mental health services after three consecutive state surveys found that it failed to […]