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Kaiser 'Woefully Unprepared' At Meeting With Nurses On Strike

LAist | Andy Sternberg in News on March 11, 2011 9:00 AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Nurses at Kaiser Permanente LA Medical Center left frustrated after meeting with hospital management one week after staging a protest on Sunset Blvd. ...

Hunger, Obesity and Innovation in the Emergency Food System

Nicole Skibola | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Nicole Skibola

Innovative partnerships like Healthy Options, Healthy Meals may just be the missing link that can change the way that the poorest in our country eat.

The Top 10 Green Business Stories of 2010

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Here's my attempt to capture the most important stories that affected the greening of business in 2010 and my predictions for the future.

4 Habits That Revolutionize A Doctor's Visit

Riva Greenberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Medical training tends to emphasize biomedical knowledge. Research shows that a physician's interpersonal skills need to be as strong as their technical expertise.

Kaiser Permanente Launches Initiative To Standardize Electronic Health Data | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Kaiser Permanente today donated its Convergent Medical Terminology to the International Healthcare Terminology Standards Development Organisation so t...

Kaiser workers make national headlines in historic NUHW vote

Shirley Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shirley Nelson

On September 13, the biggest private sector union election in more than 70 years began. 43,500 Kaiser healthcare workers across California began to re...

Majority of Kaiser Workers Pledge to Support SEIU-UHW in Next Week's Election

Erica Boddie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erica Boddie

Next week, a majority of 43,000 Kaiser healthcare workers across California will begin voting in a mail ballot election to affirm our union, Service E...

SEIU Uses Fear, Lies, and Million$ to Sway Kaiser Workers

Randy Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randy Shaw

SEIU is not promoting its efforts at Kaiser hospitals for good reason. Its campaign is taking a page from the playbook of professional union-busters by avoiding public debate, instead seeking to sway workers through lies and fear.

NUHW vs. SEIU: Kaiser Workers Prepare to Make History

Shirley Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shirley Nelson

Nearly 30,000 of us signed petitions telling the government that we want NUHW to be our union and we wanted this election to make it official -- the biggest private sector union election in more than 70 years.

Entire SEIU steward council steps down in order to choose NUHW

Shirley Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Shirley Nelson

This week, 48 SEIU-UHW stewards at Kaiser Santa Rosa Medical Center sounded the first note of our historic union election campaign at Kaiser Permanent...

The Case for Managed Health Care - And Why Americans Reject It

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

American employers increasingly want to cap escalating health care costs through "managed care," similar to the way costs are controlled in the UK -- who spend half as much annually as us.

The New Cigna: Not Your Father's Health Plan

Francine Hardaway | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Francine Hardaway

The health plans are beginning to figure out how they will survive and thrive under the new rules, and the way forward is, according to one managed care exec, to change how providers are paid.

Starting Summer With A Splash!

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

Today, I kicked off our fifth year of Operation Splash at the historic Griffith Park Pool. Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, Operation Splash will offer...

Health Insurance Premiums Jump 20 Percent

AP | TOM MURPHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

INDIANAPOLIS — People who buy their own health insurance have been hit lately with premium hikes that far exceed increases in premiums for emplo...

Front Range Hospitals Get Nod For Electronic Medical Records Efforts | LAURA LANDRO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Three leading health-care providers in Colorado's Front Range region recently teamed up in an electronic health-record exchange program that will allo...

The SEIU-UHW Labor Agreement - Laying the Groundwork for Healthcare Reform NOW!

Erica Boddie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Erica Boddie

The Service Employees International Union has just made a landmark agreement with Kaiser Permanente that will give millions of Californians first-rate care for a long time to come.

SEIU-UHW (Service Employees International Union) vs. NUHW (National Union of Healthcare Workers) Trial: DAY 9 - April 1, 2010

Erica Boddie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Erica Boddie

"Oh Oh!!!....Did the Cat Get Your Tongue?" I wasn't sure if it was because today is April 1st, and if the witnesses today were just telling April fo...

Heather Galeotti: Kaiser Permanente Pulled Plug On Woman's Insurance While She Was In A Coma

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Danielle Ivory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By Danielle IvoryHuffington Post Investigative FundWith her heart set on a career as a chef, Heather Galeotti enrolled in a San Francisco culinary sch...

I'm About to Dive Into Health Reform's High Risk Pool

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Stranahan

I'm actually a prime candidate for one of the key provisions being touted by the bill's supporters; the high risk pools that will be created in the next 90 days for people with pre-existing conditions.

Health Care Bill: Insurance Companies, Hospitals Get A Last Minute Gift

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (BY ALAN FRAM, AP) - Tucked into President Barack Obama's health care bill are several 11th-hour changes that help major insurance companie...

Should Obese Moms Not Eat For Two?

ABC News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

More than half of women in the United States are overweight or obese when they become pregnant, and most go on to gain more than the recommended amoun...

FDA Considers Regulating Safety of Electronic Health Systems

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By Fred Schulte and Emma SchwartzHuffington Post Investigative Fund Concerned about potential safety risks in health information technology, the U.S....

Point 5: A Double Mandate For Health Works For Europe

George Halvorson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
George Halvorson

How do countries who use private health plans achieve universal coverage? They use a "double mandate: Everyone must buy. Everyone must sell.

HealthCare Focus: Quality versus Cost

Philip Lee Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip Lee Miller

Service, expertise, and time. Those are the real challenges of the Healthcare debate.

Point 4: Americans Are Obese And Inert -- Resulting In Huge Health Care Costs

George Halvorson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
George Halvorson

We will spend about 17.6 percent of our GDP on health care expenses this year in America, primarily because we are not healthy in some very key areas.