President Barack Obama thanked Kathleen Sebelius for helping pass the 2010 health-care law and named Sylvia Mathews Burwell his new health secretary, calling her “a proven manager” who knows how “to deliver results.”
Kaiser Permanente, the largest U.S. non-profit health management organization, switched on photovoltaic panels at a California medical center in a plan to provide 10 percent of its hospitals’ power from solar energy.
The National Labor Relations Board ordered a rerun union election among 43,000 Kaiser Permanente health-care workers in California after throwing out results of a 2010 tainted by allegations of improper conduct.
Kaiser Permanente’s president and chief operating officer, Bernard Tyson, will replace retiring chairman and CEO George Halvorson next year as head of the largest nonprofit health insurer in the U.S., the company said.
The Obamacare rollout is leading to the cancellation of hundreds of thousands of health insurance plans nationwide, contradicting President Barack Obama’s repeated pledge that people who like their coverage can keep it.
Kaiser Permanente (KP), one of the largest health care providers in America, has a clear mission: improve health. In a surprising and welcome twist, KP is publicly recognizing that climate change threatens that mission. This health care leader is showing how an authentic, mission-driven connection to global issues can drive change.
Amber Sanchez, a San Francisco cancer survivor, skipped visiting the gynecologist last year to check a growth on her ovary because she was uninsured. This year, it’s at the top of her New Year’s plans.