San Francisco Reluctantly OKs Kaiser’s Premium Rate Hike
Last week,Â San Francisco's Health Service System voted 4-2 to approve Kaiser Permanente's proposed health premium rate hike of more than 5% for city workers in 2014 and immediately "begin negotiations for 2015." The board told Kaiser officials that more detailed financial accounting would be necessary. An analysis released by San Francisco last month found that the insurance company took in $87 million more from city workers and their dependents between 2010 and 2012 than it cost to serve them.
- "S.F. Grudgingly Backs Kaiser Rate Hike for Public Workers" (Romney, Los Angeles Times, 6/14).