The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution on April 23, 2019, calling on Kaiser Permanente to achieve “full parity for mental health patients.” The resolution, introduced by Supervisor Hillary Ronen, also calls on Kaiser to sufficiently staff mental health clinics to reduce lengthy appointment wait times; limit wait times to no more […]
On April 17, Kaiser patients, clinicians and community leaders came together with the goal of helping the HMO truly become a national model for mental health care, This gathering came just four months after Kaiser’s nearly 4,000 mental health clinicians, represented by the National Union of Healthcare Workers, held a five-day strike to demand that […]
After struggling for more than a year to get mental healthcare from Kaiser Permanente, Elizabeth Morgan Brown took her life at the age of 19.
Brennen Smith had to wait 29 days for his first Kaiser Permanente mental health appointment. It took him five minutes to buy a shotgun and kill himself four days before the appointment. Find out how his mother is trying to hold insurers accountable and help prevent more Kaiser suicides.
While Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson tries to position Kaiser as a global leader in mental healthcare, Kaiser patients are suffering. Kaiser delays and denies, sometimes with tragic conquest for patients — even suicide.