Healthcare Workers to Protest Kaiser Permanente ‘Losing its Way’ April 29-30 at Two Events in D.C.

April 29, 2019

Dozens of employees from Kaiser Permanente are bringing their national campaign about the healthcare giant losing its way to two local hotels when company executives appear Monday, April 29 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, and Tuesday, April 30 at the Four Seasons Hotel Washington, D.C.
 
Kaiser Permanente employees will carry signs and distribute leaflets to passersby outside while Kaiser executives speak April 29 at the World Health Care Congress at Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, and CEO Bernard Tyson will be a featured participant April 30 at the Wall Street Journal Health Forum at the Four Seasons.
 
Workers are concerned that despite its “non-profit” status, Kaiser posted $6.3 billion in profits the last two years, is sitting on $31.5 billion in reserves and pays 36 executives more than $1 million annually—the types of numbers that are typically associated with “for-profit” companies. Kaiser also serves a very low percentage of Medicaid patients, suggesting its profits are boosted by excluding the nation’s poorest people. For instance, Kaiser’s Medicaid patient volume is just 9.6 percent, even though Medicaid funds healthcare for 21 percent of Americans.
 
These actions are part of a national campaign to raise awareness about Kaiser Permanente. Over the last two months, workers have led seven actions outside events where company executives were appearing, including in Portland, Ore., Austin, Texas, San Diego and Washington, D.C.
 
WHAT: In Washington, D.C., dozens of healthcare workers from Kaiser Permanente will hold signs and distribute leaflets to passersby about the company losing its way, while raking in billion-dollar profits.
 
WHEN: Monday, April 29, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
WHEN: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
2660 Woodley Rd. NW
Washington, D.C. 20008
 
WHEN: Tuesday, April 30, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
WHEN: Four Seasons Hotel Washington, D.C.
2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
 

See the latest posts on our homepage


Share

Topic Area: Press Release


Recent Posts
Recent Posts

How coronavirus compares to flu, Ebola, other outbreaks


National Geographic creates a chart to explain the comparison

2/19/2020

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: MRI smoke detectors


Brad Keyes discusses regulations for MRI smoke detectors

2/19/2020

Blog

Supporting patient care with streamlined facilities maintenance


It is imperative for the healthcare industry to employ efficient, effective and flexible construction procurement processes

2/19/2020

New study shows how coronavirus is spreading


41 percent of the first 138 patients diagnosed at one hospital in Wuhan, China, were presumed to be infected in that hospital

2/19/2020

IMETCO Introduces an Innovative Approach to Re-Cladding Aging Facilities


2/19/2020





Post Comment




FREE
NEWSLETTER

News & Updates • Webcast Alerts • Building Technologies

All fields are required.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.