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  •  false consciousness is hard to smash (1+ / 0-)
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    The concept flows from the theory of commodity fetishism — that people experience social relationships as value relations between things, e.g., between the cash in their wage packet and the shirts they want. The cash and the shirt appear to conduct social relations independently of the humans involved, determining who gets what by their inherent values. This leaves the person who earned the cash and the people who made the shirt ignorant of and alienated from their social relationship with each other. So the individual "resolves" the experiences of alienation and oppression through a false conception based on a "natural law" argument that there is a fundamental need to compete with others for commodities.

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    by annieli on Tue Mar 22, 2011 at 09:03:14 AM PDT

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    •  for example (1+ / 0-)
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      The Kaiser Family Foundation is not associated with Kaiser Permanente or Kaiser Industries.
      When the war came to an end, the shipyard workforce fell from 90,000 to just 13,000 employees in only a few months. Only about a dozen of the 75 members of the medical group remained. But Dr. Garfield wanted to keep practicing his new form of health care delivery, and Kaiser wanted the plan to continue as well. Therefore, on October 1, 1945, the Permanente Health Plan officially opened to the public. In 10 years, enrollment surpassed 300,000 members in Northern California. In these early years, the success of the health plan was largely the result of support from unions. Two unions—the International Longshoremen’s and Warehousemen’s Union and the Retail Clerks Union—were the driving force behind bringing the health plan to Los Angeles. In 1952, the name of the Health Plan and the Hospitals was changed from Permanente, which some felt had little meaning outside the organization, to Kaiser, which had high recognition nationally because of Kaiser Industries and Henry J. Kaiser himself. The medical group chose to keep the Permanente name, in part to clarify that they were not employees of Henry J. Kaiser. Thus, the organization known in modern times as Kaiser Permanente was born. We are still a working partnership of two organizations: the not-for-profit Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals, and the Permanente Medical Groups....

      Kaiser Permanente has a long history of supporting affordable access to high-quality health care. From our earliest days providing health care to workers in the Kaiser shipyards of World War II to our current programs that provide subsidized coverage to those in economic distress, care-and-coverage-for-all has been central to our mission...

      This legislation includes a few provisions which we hope will be revisited in the future. Effective implementation of the annual insurer tax and Medicare Advantage rate changes will require ongoing partnership and dialogue with policymakers.

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      by annieli on Tue Mar 22, 2011 at 09:12:30 AM PDT

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      •  Some HMOs are non-profit such as Kaiser Permanente (0+ / 0-)
        Report covers Medicare Plans and basic health insurance plans: CAHP, PERSCare, Kaiser Permanente, PORAC, Blue Shield, PERS Choice, and CCPOA. Members rated CAHP the highest overall, but the highest medical composite ratings (clinical performance scores), and mental health composite ratings went to Kaiser Permanente. California - CalPERS 2009 Health Insurance Plan Member Ratings (pdf)

        And others are Doc-in-the-Box

        Why Insurers Prefer Non-Appointment Patients: As part of the Humana-MinuteClinic alliance, the 500-location walk-in medical center chain will market health screenings and wellness programs to Humana members. They also plan to build a shiny new stand-alone clinic for exclusive use by Humana employees and their families at its downtown Louisville, Ky. headquarters. For the most part, MinuteClinics are housed inside CVS pharmacy locations. Now that's one-stop shopping and streamlined revenue at its finest. But it's also a model of healthcare efficiency and a sign of more consolidating to come, say proponents of the deal...

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        by annieli on Tue Mar 22, 2011 at 09:32:42 AM PDT

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