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Kaiser Permanente to layoff 530 employees in Southern California
KFMB-TV ^ | November 17, 2012

Posted on 11/17/2012 1:37:35 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

One of the nation's largest HMOs is laying off 530 employees in Southern California this weekend, including some in San Diego County, a company official confirmed Saturday.

Kaiser Permanente said the layoffs -- constituting about eight-tenths of one percent of it employees -- would be spread across its 65,700 employees and doctors working in offices and hospitals from Kern County to the Mexican border.

Under its union contracts, the laid-off employees who are in unions will get income and benefits for a year. many may also be rehired next year, when Kaiser Permanente expects "significant membership growth" next year.

"Health care in America is in the midst of one of the most exciting and challenging times in its history, the firm said in a statement Saturday. "We have undertaken a series of cost-reduction initiatives to ensure we meet these changing dynamics, and they include some position eliminations.

"It is important to note that none of these position eliminations will in any way jeopardize the quality of patient care, which is always our primary focus," the corporate statement said...

(Excerpt) Read more at cbs8.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: california; economy; hmo; kaiser; layoffs; obamacare; socal

1 posted on 11/17/2012 1:37:43 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My employer is dropping KP from the plans they offer which is too bad because I liked then when I had them a couple of years ago.


2 posted on 11/17/2012 1:42:03 PM PST by fkabuckeyesrule (Lets institute SARAH-ia law in America!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Already dumping low paid folks onto the State Exchange ~


3 posted on 11/17/2012 1:43:20 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That will cost ObamaCare about another million dollars in missed fees. ($2000 fee per year per employee)


4 posted on 11/17/2012 1:45:20 PM PST by MNDude
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

they refuse to talk straight talk to the public, which would have been:

“our costs are going up, and some Obamacare provisions will add to already growing costs, yet we have less room for cost cutting in any area than we do in human resource costs, so there will have to be lay offs, and there will be more layoffs likely to come over the next five to ten years”


5 posted on 11/17/2012 1:45:20 PM PST by Wuli
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Health care in America is in the midst of one of the most exciting and challenging times in its history, the firm said in a statement Saturday. "We have undertaken a series of cost-reduction initiatives to ensure we meet these changing dynamics, and they include some position eliminations. What a fancy bunch of words.
6 posted on 11/17/2012 1:50:03 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

BOHICA


7 posted on 11/17/2012 1:51:46 PM PST by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

they should rename themselves Kaiser Temporario.


8 posted on 11/17/2012 1:54:35 PM PST by isom35
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; null and void

this recovery brought to you by Barack Obama and his cultish followers


9 posted on 11/17/2012 2:15:51 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kaiser was in bed with Obama before this disastrous bill passed. The big brass should be fired first for being such useful idiots.


10 posted on 11/17/2012 2:29:37 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: txrefugee

Exciting and challenging they say? Sell outs!


11 posted on 11/17/2012 2:32:01 PM PST by Catsrus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Everything that people have always hated about HMO’s - is coming true again.

The “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” is the most wrongly titled piece of sh - er - legisation to come out of Washington, DC, in a LONG time.


12 posted on 11/17/2012 2:33:28 PM PST by alloysteel (Bronco Bama - the cowboy who whooped up and widened the stampede.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Live long and Thrive


13 posted on 11/17/2012 2:47:28 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You scooped dailyjobcuts.com!


14 posted on 11/17/2012 2:59:18 PM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

By my count, this raises it to 91,123 jobs lost since the election.


15 posted on 11/17/2012 3:06:24 PM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

All my doc clients got out a year ago because they drastically cut their rates to providers. Patients still come in for treatment but pay out-of-pocket at slightly less than private pay but more than contract rate. Pretty disorganized claim processing group as I remember.


16 posted on 11/17/2012 4:52:24 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

KP was involved in Obamacare as an example to follow. I had KP for 10 years and didn’t like it because the Doctor had to follow strict guidelines as to what she could do, couldn’t make her own decisions. A lot of other people didn’t like it for that reason.


17 posted on 11/17/2012 5:22:24 PM PST by Rusty0604
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obamacare sure has been a great stimulus to the economy. ;-)
18 posted on 11/17/2012 5:26:34 PM PST by Average Al
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To: abigail2; AgThorn; al baby; BAW; bboop; BenLurkin; Bob J; Bon of Babble; Brad's Gramma; ...
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19 posted on 11/17/2012 9:30:39 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kaisers business plan is : try not to treat. And they can’t sue us.


20 posted on 11/17/2012 9:33:12 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: null and void

That’s terrible....totally uncalled for. I hope Bots are the first to get the boot.


21 posted on 11/17/2012 9:37:47 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: Brad's Gramma

91,237


22 posted on 11/17/2012 9:51:41 PM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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To: jessduntno
BOHICA

Ha! I learned what that meant a few years ago from an insurance agent and have been using it ever since. I wonder how many people here know what it means.

23 posted on 11/17/2012 11:12:23 PM PST by Veggie Todd (2012 will be the last constitutional US presidential election.)
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