Skip to comments.Kaiser Permanente to layoff 530 employees in Southern California
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...
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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.
Already dumping low paid folks onto the State Exchange ~
That will cost ObamaCare about another million dollars in missed fees. ($2000 fee per year per employee)
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”
they should rename themselves Kaiser Temporario.
this recovery brought to you by Barack Obama and his cultish followers
Kaiser was in bed with Obama before this disastrous bill passed. The big brass should be fired first for being such useful idiots.
Exciting and challenging they say? Sell outs!
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.
Live long and Thrive
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By my count, this raises it to 91,123 jobs lost since the election.
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.
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.
The Kaiser Permente layoffs come as the health care industry implements provisions of the federal Affordable Health Care Act, commonly called Obamacare.
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Kaisers business plan is : try not to treat. And they can’t sue us.
That’s terrible....totally uncalled for. I hope Bots are the first to get the boot.
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.
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