Striking Kaiser Permanente mental health workers say children may suffer even more than adults from delays in treatment.
Economists say fines are far cheaper than hiring staff. Kaiser says the union creates crises.
The HMO needs to hire more clinicians to ensure that patients wait no more than the legally mandated 10 days between appointments, says veteran therapist.
Striking Kaiser therapist says patients stuck without appointments ‘don’t have that backup.’
Her patients are waiting months for therapy. ‘This strike is not about money,’ says Sacramento therapist Jane Kostka.
In-home care is a growing necessity across the state. When will counties treat it that way?
California tries to address dangerous work conditions, low pay and staff turnover in its care facilities.
New state protocols allow health care workers who test positive but are asymptomatic to immediately return to work.
Just because medical institutions see another surge coming doesn’t mean they’re equipped to handle it.
Forty years into her career, RN Cathy Kennedy believes the poor and people of color will never get fair treatment until we make systemic change.
In a special podcast series, Mark Kreidler talks to experts and advocates about the economic and racial determinants of health in the Golden State.
Union members say a long-running partnership between Kaiser employees and management is under attack.
What happens when pandemic fighters are at risk themselves with preexisting medical conditions?
In the wake of the pandemic, the state’s health care workforce is becoming politically mobilized.
From health care workers to immigrant detainees, efforts to acquire protective face coverings are complicated by bureaucratic resistance.
California struggles to protect its health care workers as they fight the pandemic.
SB 943 would expand the state’s Paid Family Leave program, extending benefits to parents impacted by school closures.