Kaiser Permanente Goes After Teachers
After profiting more than $1.5 billion for just the first half of this year, and
after actively opposing health care reform in the state legislature, Kaiser
Permanente has the nerve to raise their rates. And who are they
Even with the thousands of teachers being laid off, Kaiser proposed
double digit rate increases on school districts in California. And on
non-profits and small businesses. And, they want to reduce benefits on
their own workers! Raising rates on teachers, patients and cutting benefits
for their own employees is just plain wrong.
This is just another example of Kaiser's corporate greed. Kaiser trumpets
its billions in profits, and it keeps on giving to their executives. The CEO
George Halvorson made $8 million in compensation in 2009. Top
executives at Kaiser have as many as eight different pension accounts.
Enough is enough!...
Kaiser is doing everything it can to maintain the status quo. Lobbyists in
Sacramento have been fighting AB 52, modest legislation that would give
our state more oversight over rate hikes exactly like those Kaiser is
proposing for teachers and non-profits. We have to tell Kaiser enough is
|San Diego Education Report