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  •  Kaiser is a non profit org (2+ / 0-)
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    wsexson, LABobsterofAnaheim

    Like all non profit orgs they seek to generate revenue (duh), but have no share holders to distribute them to and are governed by a different set of rules.

    Unlike many for profit insurers, a relatively large portion of their income is delivered in medical care, not as good as Medicaid's 97% but pretty high, an no where near the obscene 60% levels of some for profit insurers.

    Like all insurers they attempt to control costs by limiting care and by providing care that will optimize health outcomes relative to cost.

    Whether this particular person paid 247 is between you and him, but I'm sorry you are having such a bad day, and that you are so ill informed.

    •  They pay people to edit that wikipedia post and (0+ / 0-)

      ... to put the same scripted advertisements in the form of blog comments under most internet sites with health stories....  I am not ill informed but you certainly are disingenuous.

      You said nothing about quality of care and that's because it is not equal to having a contract with an HMO.

      "Toads of Glory, slugs of joy... as he trotted down the path before a dragon ate him"-Alex Hall/ Stop McClintock

      by AmericanRiverCanyon on Fri Aug 07, 2009 at 10:58:43 PM PDT

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      •  ?????????? (0+ / 0-)

        If you bothered to look me up, you'd see that I've been around these parts for a very long time and it's not like I talk about my Kaiser membership habitually. Just because someone prefers something doesn't make them a shill.

        If you'd like, however, I can show you my monthly bill.  I'll also gladly whine at you for three hours about the problems I had getting my membership back after my Cal-Cobra deal changed because Kaiser raised their rates and my old employer decided to go with HealthNet. Getting back in should have been easy for me, but it was anything but. Kaiser's has some problems and it's far from all beer and skittles, just the best thing I know of at this moment for folks who aren't wealthy. I should also add that if the Public Option is cheaper, I'll almost certainly be taking it.

        Forward to Yesterday -- Reactionary aesthetics and liberal politics (in that order)

        by LABobsterofAnaheim on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 11:52:59 AM PDT

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