Ask Gov. Brown: Stop Kaiser from putting patients’ lives in danger
For years, Kaiser Permanente -- California’s largest health insurer -- has WILLFULLY put the lives of thousands of mental health patients at risk by not providing timely care -- forcing patients with serious mental illness to wait weeks and even months for urgent treatment.
Kaiser has admitted guilt and now faces a near record-breaking fine of $4 million for breaking California law and not providing mental health appointments within 2 weeks of a request.
Despite making $2.7 BILLION in profits last year, Kaiser still refuses to staff their mental health departments sufficiently enough to handle the overflow of cases.
SIGN THE PETITION and tell Governor Jerry Brown:
“Stand up for mental health patients in need of timely treatment, and ensure that Kaiser Permanente makes patient care its number one priority. Please make it clear that Kaiser is not above the law by requiring it to IMMEDIATELY present and execute a plan to reduce wait times for mental health patients seeking treatment."