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  • California Nurses Association: Kaiser eroding patient care standards while reaping windfall profits from Affordable Care Act revenues

    http://insurancenewsnet.com/oarticle...-a-535927.html
    July 26, 2014
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    Kaiser RNs Set to Open Contract Talks - Voice Concern About Erosion of Patient Care Standards
    Targeted News Service

    WASHINGTON, July 24 -- California Nurses Association issued the following news release:

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    The talks come at a time of heightened concern by RNs about cuts in care by Kaiser even as it is recording record profits and rapidly expanding membership rolls following implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
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    Last year, Kaiser made $2.7 billion in profits. Additionally, Kaiser has accumulated a massive $21.7 billion reserve fund, 1,626 percent more than required by the state, a clear indication on top of the nearly $4 billion in profits the past 15 months that cuts are wholly unnecessary, says CNA/NNU. Among those high profile cuts are the closure of pediatric services in Hayward in November, leaving 100,000 families in southern and central Alameda County without nearby access to hospital care for their children. The issue was highlighted by the death in April of 6-month-old Jenevieve Dagatan after being discharged after an initial visit to the emergency room at Kaiser's Hayward hospital. The in-patient pediatric facility saw 1,800 families every year who must now travel to Oakland, San Jose or even Roseville on congested freeways for needed care. ...
    Just what Dr. Government ordered.
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    Re: California Nurses Association: Kaiser eroding patient care standards while reaping windfall profits from Affordable Care Act revenues

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