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June 19, 2013 | By Mary MacVean
Ninety percent of Americans said schools should take a role in combating obesity -- a surprising cut away from the idea that being overweight is a personal choice. That doesn't meant people don't see that they need to take action as well for themselves and their families, according to the results of a Field Research poll released Wednesday. “It really indicates a sea change in how people view the problem,” Loel Solomon, vice president for community health at Kaiser Permanente, said in an interview.
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BUSINESS
January 29, 2013 | By Chad Terhune
Nonprofit healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente had a 40% share of California's $59-billion health insurance market for employers and individuals, new data show. A report issued this week by Citigroup analyst Carl McDonald compiled nationwide data on 2011 premiums and enrollment among large and small employers and individuals buying their own policies. Those insurance markets, excluding government healthcare programs and self-insured employers, totaled more than 80 million people and $317 billion in premiums.
BUSINESS
June 25, 2013 | By Chad Terhune
California officials have fined healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente $4 million for problems related to patient access to mental health services. The fine announced Tuesday stems from deficiencies the California Department of Managed Health Care identified in March that were found during a routine medical survey. This marks the agency's second-largest enforcement action after a $10 million fine against Anthem Blue Cross in 2008 related to improper policyholder cancellations. "The Department's actions are a result of both the seriousness of the deficiencies and the failure of Kaiser to promptly correct them," said Brent Barnhart, director of the Department of Managed Health Care.
BUSINESS
August 19, 1997 | (Bloomberg News)
Fresenius Medical Care and Kaiser Permanente said they agreed to form a joint venture to offer disease-management services to kidney disease patients enrolled in managed-care organizations. The new company, formed by Fresenius' North American unit and Kaiser's Southern California doctors group, will offer specialized health-care services for patients requiring pre-dialysis and dialysis treatment, both for members of Kaiser Permanente health plans and members of other plans, the companies said.
REAL ESTATE
July 16, 1989
Ground has broken for the new 34,000-square-foot Whittier Medical Office Building designed by Rosetti Associates for Kaiser Permanente. The $5-million facility to be located at the southwest corner of Whittier Boulevard at Putnam Street and Pacific Place, will provide outpatient care for Kaiser Permanente members in the areas of pediatrics and adult primary care.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 1992 | DAVID A. AVILA
The Drug Abuse Resistance Education program this week received a $15,000 donation from Kaiser Permanente. Police Chief Charles S. Brobeck, who received the gift at the City Council meeting Tuesday, said that the donation was much needed and would be well spent. "It will help support (programs in) schools in the area," Brobeck said of the donation. The Irvine DARE program has an annual budget of $180,000 and provides counseling and guidance concerning drug abuse and gangs to area schoolchildren.
BUSINESS
November 11, 1997 | BARBARA MARSH, Barbara Marsh covers health care for The Times
All that growth in South County means patients aplenty for health plans. Starting next year, for instance, Kaiser Permanente plans to offer certain health care services through a new agreement with Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center in Mission Viejo. The Kaiser Permanente medical group provides care to Kaiser health plan members. Officials from Kaiser and Mission Hospital plan to offer details of a new service agreement next week.
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