Press Coverage: Kaiser Mental Health Care Crisis

2020

January 15, 2020
The Sacramento Bee
‘Historic moment” for mental health parity. Kaiser workers applaud Newsom’s oversight goals

2019

December 28, 2019
Liberation News
NUHW workers strike for better mental health care for their patients

December 25, 2019
Black Voice News
Mental health outcry targets Kaiser – and state regulators

December 23, 2019
World Socialist Web Site
Five-day strike of Kaiser Permanente mental health workers ends

December 21, 2019
San Francisco Chronicle
Despite quick fixes, Kaiser mental health care still lags

December 21, 2019
Vacaville Reporter
Kaiser mental health workers protest outside Vacaville campus

December 20, 2019
Sacramento Bee
Kaiser mental health workers turn up the heat on employer at rally at California Capitol

December 19, 2019
People’s World
Kaiser Permanente mental health clinicians strike for patient care

December 18, 2019
CalMatters
Mental health care outcry targets Kaiser — and state regulators

December 18, 2019
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Kaiser Permanente’s mental health workers stage 1-day strike in Santa Rosa

December 18, 2019
My News LA
Kaiser workers plan more picket lines

December 18, 2019
World Socialist Web Site
California: Kaiser Permanente health care workers speak from the picket line

December 18, 2019
KPIX-5 SF Bay Area
Kaiser mental health workers enter 3rd day of statewide strike

December 18, 2019
KPIX-5 SF Bay Area
Kaiser mental health workers enter 3rd day of statewide strike

December 17, 2019
Ventura County Star
Kaiser mental health workers in Simi, T.O., and Ventura go on strike

December 17, 2019
CBS SF Bay Area
Mental health workers strike across CA

December 16, 2019
NPR
California Kaiser mental health workers launch strike; problems ‘keep getting worse’

December 16, 2019
San Francisco Chronicle
Kaiser mental heath workers picket outside SF Medical Center

December 16, 2019
Orange County Register
Kaiser mental heath workers launch 5-day, statewide strike

December 16, 2019
San Francisco Examiner
Kaiser mental health workers start 5-day strike

December 16, 2019
NBC-7 San Diego
Kaiser Permanente employees strike for improved mental healthcare system

December 16, 2019
23 ABC News KERO
Kaiser Permanente employees on strike

December 16, 2019
San Rafael Patch
Kaiser mental health workers start 5-day strike

December 16, 2019
SF Indy Media
Don’t deny my patients! 4,000 NUHW CA Kaiser healthcare workers start 5-day strike

December 16, 2019
KRON-4 Bay Area
Kaiser mental health workers across California strike

December 16, 2019
ABC-7 San Francisco
Kaiser mental health workers start 5-day strike across CA

December 16, 2019
NBC-Los Angeles
Kaiser mental health workers strike in California

December 16, 2019
Fox-5 San Diego
Kaiser mental health workers to strike ‘from Sacramento to San Diego’

December 16, 2019
ABC-10 San Diego
Kaiser mental health workers begin 5-day strike

December 16, 2019
KTLA-5
Kaiser patients still struggle to get timely mental health treatment after years of state sanctions, fines

December 16, 2019
CBS-8 San Diego
Kaiser workers in San Diego, across CA plan 5-day strike amid labor standoff

December 16, 2019
NBC-7 San Diego
Kaiser’s mental health professionals strike in California

December 16, 2019
Sacramento Bee
Behavioral health workers picket Kaiser over access to care

December 16, 2019
Daily Breeze
Kaiser mental health workers launch 5-day, statewide strike

December 16, 2019
23ABC News Bakersfield
Kaiser Medical Center workers in Bakersfield take part in statewide strike

December 16, 2019
CBS Los Angeles
Thousands of California Kaiser workers kick off 5-day strike

December 16, 2019
Los Angeles Times
Kaiser touts mental health gains, but patients still struggle to get timely treatment

December 15, 2019
Sacramento Bee
Kaiser’s 4,000 behavioral health workers launch 5-day strike statewide

December 15, 2019
CBS-5 SF Bay Area
5-day Kaiser mental health workers strike set to start Monday

December 14, 2019
Denton Daily
4,000 behavioral health workers will strike at Kaiser starting Monday

December 13, 2019
The Mercury News
Kaiser mental health workers plan week-long strike starting Monday

December 13, 2019
San Francisco Business Times
Kaiser mental health workers plan for 5-day strike

December 12, 2019
San Francisco Chronicle
Kaiser mental health workers to begin five-day strike across California Monday

December 7, 2019
The Mercury News
4,000 mental health workers prepare for statewide strike

December 6, 2019
The Orange County Register
Kaiser mental health workers prepare for statewide strike

December 5, 2019
Politico
California: Kaiser Permanente strike back on

December 5, 2019
Health Leaders Media
Union reschedules Kaiser Permanente strike postponed after CEO’s death

December 4, 2019
San Fernando Valley Business Journal
Kaiser workers reschedule strike for mid-December

December 4, 2019
Sacramento Bee
Behavioral health clinicians announce new strike dates at Kaiser facilities in California

November 11, 2019
Fox Business
CEO’s death postpones strike by 4,000 medical professionals

November 11, 2019
California Globe
Kaiser Permanente mental health workers delay strike after death of company CEO

November 10, 2019
The Mercury News
Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson dead at 60; union postpones strike

November 10, 2019
CBS-8 San Diego
Kaiser workers in San Diego, across CA postpone strike after death of company CEO

November 10, 2019
San Francisco Chronicle
Union postpones strike after death of Kaiser CEO Bernard Tyson

November 10, 2019
Sacramento Bee
Strike against Kaiser put on hold after sudden death of Kaiser CEO

November 10, 2019
Fox-5 San Diago
Health workers postpone strike after Kaiser CEO dies

November 8, 2019
Los Angeles Times
As Kaiser Permanente faces another labor battle, critics question its mission

November 8, 2019
San Francisco Chronicle
Kaiser mental health workers to begin 5-day strike Monday across California

November 7, 2019
Fontana Times-Herald
Kaiser mental health clinicians are planning a strike at Kaiser Permanente in Fontana and other facilities

November 5, 2019
Los Angeles Daily News
Kaiser looks to avoid disruption as mental health workers prepare to strike

October 28, 2019
San Fernando Valley Business Journal
Workers strike at Kaiser’s Simi Valley mental health clinic

October 23, 2019
Politico
Kaiser mental health workers to strike

October 23, 2019
Sacramento Bee
4,000 mental health workers to strike at 100 Kaiser facilities

October 23, 2019
Modern Healthcare
Kaiser Permanente mental health workers vote to strike

October 23, 2019
The Mercury News
Kaiser mental health workers gear up for statewide strike

October 23, 2019
San Francisco Chronicle
Candlelight vigil held by Kaiser Permanente mental health clinicians

October 21, 2019
Bay Area IndyMedia
Kaiser therapists take to the streets to protest HMO’s failure to provide mental health services

October 19, 2019
The Mercury News
Kaiser clinicians and patients protest long appointment waits and not enough providers

October 17, 2019
People’s World
Kaiser mental health clinicians step up their fight for patient care

October 17, 2019
People’s World
Kaiser mental health clinicians step up their fight for patient care

October 14, 2019
Los Angeles Daily News
Kaiser workers gather at Los Angeles Medical Center to protest inadequate staffing, long patient waits

October 14, 2019
San Bernardino Sun
Kaiser workers gather at Los Angeles Medical Center to protest inadequate staffing

October 14, 2019
Becker’s Hospital Review
Kaiser mental health clinicians protest outside facilities in Oakland, Los Angeles

October 13, 2019
SF Gate
Kaiser Permanente mental health clinicians protest slow contract talks

October 13, 2019
KCBS Radio
Kaiser therapists protest

October 12, 2019
SF Gate
Kaiser Permanente mental health clinicians plan contract protest

September 19, 2019
People’s World
California Kaiser mental health clinicians in fight for patient care

September 17, 2019
SF Gate
Therapists at Kaiser facility in Pleasanton stage one-day strike

September 17, 2019
KRON 4
Kaiser mental health workers rally in East Bay for better access to care

September 10, 2019
LA Daily News
Kaiser announces ‘last, best and final’ contract offer for 4,000 California workers

September 9, 2019
Daily Breeze
Kaiser announces ‘last, best and final’ contract offer for 4,000 California workers

August 22, 2019
North Bay Business Journal
Union officials blast Kaiser Permanente’s ‘last, best and final’ proposal to mental health workers

July 16, 2019
Bloomberg Law
Unions at work: Kaiser mental health workers nix proposed pacts

July 12, 2019
People’s World
Calif. mental health clinicians to Kaiser Permanente: Let us care for patients

July 12, 2019
Pasadena Business Now
Mental health workers across California reject Kaiser Permanente contract offer

July 12, 2019
Fairfield Daily Republic
Mental health care clinicians turn down Kaiser contract

July 11, 2019
North Bay Business Journal
Kaiser Permanente, unionized mental health care clinicians fail to reach a deal

July 11, 2019
KFI AM 640
Kaiser mental health workers reject latest contract offer

July 11, 2019
Fairfield Daily Republic
Kaiser talks mental health care efforts in advance of contract vote

July 10, 2019
Capitol Weekly
Kaiser mental health workers vote on contract

July 10, 2019
Becker’s Hospital Review
Kaiser workers protest mental health patient wait times in second strike

July 10, 2019
KQED
Kaiser Permanente therapists hold one-day strike in San Francisco over staffing shortages

July 10, 2019
San Francisco Business Times
San Francisco’s hospitals grapple with severe mental health care shortage for children

July 10, 2019
KPFA
Kaiser mental health workers one day strike

July 10, 2019
ABC-7 News
Kaiser mental health workers strike in San Francisco, demand more staffing for patients

July 10, 2019
ABC-7 News
Kaiser mental health workers strike in San Francisco, demand more staffing for patients

July 10, 2019
KALW
Kaiser mental health workers strike in SF to protest long wait times for children

July 10, 2019
San Francisco Examiner
Mental health clinicians call for better staffing and services at Kaiser

July 9, 2019
San Francisco Examiner
Kaiser mental health workers walk out over understaffing, lack of resources

July 8, 2019
San Francisco Examiner
Kaiser executives need to change their priorities

July 7, 2019
48 Hills
Kaiser workers prepare for strike over mental-health staffing

July 3, 2019
San Francisco Chronicle
Kaiser Permanente should have higher priorities than Warriors arena deal

June 23, 2019
KGO-7
Unions criticize Kaiser Permanente for ‘Thrive City’ Deal

June 23, 2019
KRON-4
Kaiser workers upset over ‘Thrive City’ plans

June 23, 2019
San Francisco Chronicle
Kaiser’s partnership deal for Warriors arena plaza could hit $295 million

June 9, 2019
Fox-5 San Diego
Mental health clinicians call off plans to strike

June 7, 2019
People’s World
Kaiser Permanente mental health clinicians may strike to prevent more suicides

June 6, 2019
Los Angeles Times
Kaiser Permanente mental health workers threaten to strike

June 5, 2019
San Francisco Chronicle
Kaiser’s mental health workers plan California strike Tuesday

June 4, 2019
Argus Courrier
Kaiser’s mental health workers’ union sets strike to start next week

June 3, 2019
Manhattan Beach Patch
4,000 Kaiser staffers to strike over lagging mental health care

June 3, 2019
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Kaiser’s mental health workers prepare to walk off job June 11

June 3, 2019
Fox 5 San Diego
Mental health workers plan strike at Kaiser clinics

June 3, 2019
Sacramento Bee
Kaiser Permanente mental health workers plan indefinite strike over patient care concerns

May 20, 2019
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Union accuses Kaiser of inadequate mental health evaluations

May 20, 2019
Redwood City Patch
Peninsula Kaiser workers aim to rally over priorities

May 17, 2019
KHTS Santa Clarita
Thousands of mental health workers prepare to strike over 100 Kaiser Permanente locations

May 17, 2019
CBS-SF Bay Area
Mental health clinicians threaten statewide strike

May 16, 2019
Vallejo Times-Herald
Kaiser mental health workers union threatens open-ended strike

May 17, 2019
The Sacramento Bee
4,000 Kaiser therapists authorize indefinite strike in CA

May 8, 2019
ABC News
California health care union protests Joe Biden fundraiser

May 8, 2019
Common Dreams
With protest outside big-dollar fundraiser, healthcare union members call on Biden to back their fight against Kaiser

May 7, 2019
Westwood Patch
Joe Biden’s LA visit to draw big donors, union protesters

May 7, 2019
Daily Kos
Biden’s private fundraiser with CA’s largest HMO to be picketed by healthcare workers

May 7, 2019
The Hill
Health care workers to picket outside Biden fundraiser

May 7, 2019
Huffington Post
Union plans picket of Joe Biden fundraiser hosted by Kaiser board member

May 1, 2019
Pasadena Business Now
It’s not about the pay, but the patients, claim Kaiser Permanente mental health therapists

April 25, 2019
USC Annenberg Radio
Kaiser Permanente mental health workers got on strike in Pasadena

April 24, 2019
Becker’s Hospital Review
Union’s TV commercial in DC accuses Kaiser Permanente of delaying, denying mental healthcare

April 23, 2019
NH Labor News
Healthcare union pushes back against Kaiser Permanente with new ad

April 19, 2019
Pasadena Now
Therapists pledge one-day strike at Kaiser Permanente Pasadena facility

April 19, 2019
San Francisco Chronicle
With union support, Kaiser patients demand CEO meeting over mental health

April 17, 2019
KALW Public Radio
Patients rally outside Kaiser HQ to demand better mental health care

April 16, 2019
Becker’s Hospital Review
Kaiser mental health patients to rally outside Oakland HQ, demand meeting with CEO

March 10, 2019
San Francisco Chronicle
After daughter’s suicide, grieving parents denounce gaps in access to mental health care

March 10, 2019
CALMatters
For families across California, a desperate struggle to get mental health care

2018

December 22, 2018
Becker’s Hospital Review
Kaiser settles allegations it called for mental health patients to drop insurance

December 20, 2018
Sacramento Bee
Kaiser settled 2014 patient-dumping class-action suit earlier this year, court records show

December 20, 2018
Modern Healthcare
Kaiser settles lawsuit alleging “patient dumping”

2017

June 26, 2017
California Healthline
Kaiser Permanente cited — again — for mental health access problems

June 30, 2017
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
State regulators once again critical of Kaiser mental health access

July 19, 2017
California Healthline
Settlement reached on Kaiser Permanente’s repeated mental health deficiencies

July 20, 2017
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Kaiser and state officials reach settlement agreement over deficiencies in mental health care

2016

August 19, 2016
KQED Public Radio: The California Report
Sorry, the therapist can’t see you — not now, not anytime soon

July 15, 2016
KQED Public Radio (San Francisco)
Single mom’s search for therapist foiled by insurance companies

June 10, 2016
KQED Public Radio: Forum (San Francisco)
Despite laws to increase access, many Californians struggle to find mental health services

June 6, 2016
KQED Public Radio (San Francisco)
Mental health study: sorry, I’m not accepting new (black or poor) patients

June 1, 2016
KQED Public Radio (San Francisco)
Depressed teen’s struggle to find mental health care in rural California

May 31, 2016
KQED Public Radio (San Francisco)
San Diego mother mourns while mental health gaps persist

May 26, 2016
NUHW.org
NUHW-respresented Kaiser mental health clinicians honored with United in Courage Award

May 24, 2016
KQED Public Radio (San Francisco)
Frustrated you can’t find a therapist? They’re frustrated, too

May 24, 2016
KQED Public Radio (San Francisco)
How therapy became a hobby of the wealthy – rather than a necessity for the mentally ill

2015

Click here for press coverage of NUHW’s January 2015 Kaiser mental health strike.

December 9, 2015
KIRO TV (Seattle)
Family seeks answers following son’s suicide; couldn’t get mental health care from Kaiser

November 19, 2015
Labor Notes
Kaiser mental health clinicians win scheduling ratios
By Clement Papazian

November 18, 2015
East Bay Express (Oakland)
Kaiser still violating mental health laws, clinicians say

November 18, 2015
Fairfield Daily Republic
Kaiser Permanente reaches tentative pact with mental health workers

November 17, 2015
Becker’s Hospital Review
Kaiser mental health clinician strike averted, deal reached: 9 things to know

November 17, 2015
Courthouse News Service
Mental health workers end beef with Kaiser

November 17, 2015
Oakland North
National Union of Healthcare Workers calls off strike against Kaiser upon reaching tentative agreement

November 17, 2015
KFBK News Radio (Sacramento)
Strike averted as Kaiser, healthcare workers come to agreement

November 17, 2015
KKSF News Radio (San Francisco)
Strike averted as Kaiser, healthcare workers come to agreement

November 17, 2015
KOGO News Radio (San Diego)
Strike averted as Kaiser, healthcare workers come to agreement

November 17, 2015
Rapid News Network
Kaiser mental health strike averted

November 17, 2015
Bloomberg
Kaiser agrees to boost mental health staff 

November 16, 2015
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Kaiser, mental health workers avert strike

November 16, 2015
California Healthline
Kaiser, mental health workers reach tentative three-year contract deal to avoid strike

November 16, 2015
Behavioral Healthcare
Kaiser Permanente and union finally agree on new deal

November 16, 2015
Central Valley Business Journal
Kaiser, mental health workers avoid strike

November 16, 2015
San Jose Mercury News
Kaiser, therapists avert strike, propose 15 percent raise

November 16, 2015
Sacramento Business Journal
How Kaiser and union leaders finally ended a five-year standoff

November 16, 2015
Vallejo Times-Herald
Kaiser mental health strike averted

November 16, 2015
Healthcare Finance
Kaiser Permanente, union avoid mental health workers strike, approve wage hikes

November 16, 2015
San Francisco Business Journal
Kaiser, NUHW avert NorCal mental health workers strike

November 16, 2015
KPBS
Kaiser and Northern California therapists reach tentative deal

November 16, 2015
San Francisco Chronicle
Kaiser, mental health workers OK last-minute deal to avert strike

November 16, 2015
Sacramento Bee
Kaiser agrees to boost mental health staff

November 16, 2015
Bay City News Service
Kaiser mental health strike averted

November 16, 2015
San Jose Mercury News
Kaiser, mental health workers avoid strike

November 16, 2015
San Francisco Chronicle
Kaiser, therapists reach deal, averting strike

November 12, 2015
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Kaiser mental health workers to go on strike Monday

November 12, 2015
San Francisco Chronicle/Oakland North
Kaiser mental health staffers prepare for second strike of the year

November 12, 2015
Becker’s Hospital Review
Kaiser Permanente mental health care workers to strike: 6 things to know

November 6, 2015
San Francisco Chronicle
Kaiser mental health workers set to strike Nov. 16

November 5, 2015
San Francisco Business Times
1,400 Kaiser mental health workers to strike

November 5, 2015
Los Cerritos News
1,400 Kaiser mental health clinicians to launch strike Nov. 16

October 22, 2015
Contra Costa Times
Northern California Kaiser mental health workers authorize strike

September 26, 2015
Los Angeles Times
His 83-year-old wife jumped to her death from a Kaiser clinic — why?

September 14, 2015
NPR’s Here and Now
California faces uphill battle to improve mental health (audio story)

August 29, 2015
Bay Area News Group (Oakland Tribune, San Jose Mercury-News, Chico Enterprise Record, Hayward Daily Review, Fremont Argus, Contra Costa Times, West County Times, Santa Cruz Sentinel)
Achieving mental health parity: slow going even in ‘pace car” state of California

August 12, 2015
Kaiser Health News/National Public Radio/KQED Radio (San Francisco)
Strict limits on mental health care still common for California patients

August 12, 2015
KPCC Southern California Public Radio
Seeking ‘parity’ in insurance coverage for mental health patients

August 12, 2015
KALW San Francisco
Achieving mental health parity

August 1, 2015
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Kaiser Permanente faces renewed criticism over mental health services after Santa Rosa suicide

February 26, 2015
Los Angeles Daily News/San Bernardino Sun
Kaiser violations referred to state enforcement arm

February 26, 2015
Becker’s Hospital Review
Kaiser Permanente under scrutiny for delays in mental health services

February 26, 2015
The American Journal of Accountable Care
California makes strides in mental health, slams Kaiser for failures

February 25, 2015
Modern Healthcare
Kaiser still has mental health care issues, state agency reports

February 25, 2015
Orange County Register
Kaiser Permanente’s mental health care services faulted by state regulator for second time in two years

February 25, 2015
Healthcare Finance News
Kaiser Permanente faulted again for limiting access to mental health treatment in California

February 25, 2015
Tech Times
Kaiser working on improving health services: regulators not impressed

February 25, 2015
KQED (Northern California)
Calif. calls Kaiser mental health services ‘inadequate’ as treatment delays persist

February 25, 2015
Kaiser Health News
Kaiser Permanente faulted again for mental health care lapses in California

February 25, 2015
California Healthline
DMHC: Mental health services deficiencies remain at Kaiser

February 25, 2015
Courthouse News Service
Kaiser still deficient, California says

February 25, 2015
East Bay Express
Kaiser still failing mental health patients, state investigation finds

February 25, 2015
KFBK (Sacramento)
State officials say major problems with Kaiser Permanente still unresolved

February 25, 2015
AllGov
Despite $4-million fine, Kaiser still mucking up mental health treatment

February 25, 2015
State of Reform
California faults behavioral health access at Kaiser Permanente

February 25, 2015
California Health Access
Kaiser Permanente whacked again on lack of timely access

February 24, 2015
Los Angeles Times
State again slams Kaiser Permanente for delays in mental health treatment

February 24, 2015
San Francisco Chronicle
Kaiser improves, but mental health appointments still lag

February 24, 2015
San Diego Union-Tribune
Report: Kaiser’s mental care still poor

February 24, 2015
Sacramento Business Journal
Report: Kaiser still doesn’t meet standards on mental health care access

February 24, 2015
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Kaiser mental health services improved for some, slow for others

February 24, 2015
San Jose Mercury News
Kaiser improves mental health services, but more needs to be done, agency finds

February 24, 2015
KPCC (Southern California)
State find Kaiser has fixed some but not all of its mental health access issues

February 24, 2015
KPBS (San Diego)
California regulators say Kaiser still hasn’t fixed access to care problems

February 24, 2015
Vallejo Times-Herald
Kaiser mental health delivery still needs work, state says

February 24, 2015
San Francisco Business Times
Kaiser still doesn’t meet standards on mental health care access, report says

February 24, 2015
Marin Independent Journal
Kaiser improves mental health services, but more needs to be done, agency finds

2014

November 27, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Kaiser criticized over mental health care staffing

November 24, 2014
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 car

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
Los Angeles Times
Healthcare regulator’s move to Kaiser under investigation

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

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

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

2008

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