Say NO to Kaiser’s price gouging!

While City Employees are using fewer medical services, Kaiser is demanding more money to protect profits!

While union members have made sacrifices to get through the Great Recession, Kaiser banked over $2 billion in profits every year from 2009 through 2012. That’s $8 billion in profits while union members, taxpayers, and residents suffer cuts in wages, benefits, and city services. The City, its employees, and taxpayers paid $87 million more than it cost Kaiser to deliver health care to members from 2010 through 2012. Now, Kaiser wants more from City of San Francisco Employees and Taxpayers!

City employee unions and the Public Employees Committee are united in opposition to Kaiser’s proposed rate hike, as well as the Mayor’s office and members of the Board of Supervisors. The City’s healthcare bill is nearly half a billion dollars annually. We can’t afford their price gouging anymore. Sign the petition and let Kaiser CEO, Bernard Tyson know that we will not let their out of control profiteering and greed continue at the expense of our health and livelihoods!

Last month, our Health Service System issued a scathing analysis that asked Kaiser to justify the proposed increase. Kaiser executives didn’t provide a single concrete answer, but are coming back to us on June 13 for more money for the 2014 plan year.

2 Ways You Can Help: Tell them to Rescind the Rate Increase!

  1. SIGN THE PETITION to Bernard Tyson, Kaiser’s new corporate CEO: Kaiser is supposed to help us thrive, not add to our economic problems by price gouging. Our better health and lower utilization must lead to lower rates, not to padding your $2 billion in annual profits. We are calling on you as Kaiser’s new CEO: share the savings and rescind the rate increase! Link to the petition at tinyurl.com/CCSFKaiserPetition and share it on Facebook and other social media.
  2. CALL Kaiser CEO Bernard Tyson at: 510-271-2659
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