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Kaiser Permanente is a non-profit integrated managed care consortium that was founded in 1945 and is now the largest managed health care organization in the United States. Kaiser Permanente has 8.9 million health plan members, 167,300 employees, 14,600 physicians, 35 medical centers, and 431 medical offices.

Kaiser Permanente is administered through eight regions, including one parent and five subordinate health plan entities, one hospital entity, and nine separate, affiliated medical groups in 9 states plus the District of Columbia. In addition to the regional entities, in 1996, the then-twelve Permanente Medical Groups created The Permanente Federation, a separate entity, which focuses on standardizing patient care and performance under one name and system of policies.

In the California Healthcare Quality Report Card 2011 Edition, Kaiser Permanente's Northern California and Southern California regions, Kaiser received 4 out of 4 possible stars in Meeting National Standards of Care. Kaiser Permanente’s performance has been attributed to three practices: First, Kaiser Permanente places a strong emphasis on preventive care, reducing costs later on. Second, its doctors are salaried rather than paid per service, which removes the main incentive for doctors to perform unnecessary procedures. Thirdly, Kaiser Permanente attempts to minimize the time patients spend in high-cost hospitals by carefully planning their stay and by shifting care to outpatient clinics. This practice results in lower costs per member, cost savings for Kaiser Permanente and greater doctor attention to patients. A comparison to the UK's National Health Service found that patients spend 2-5 times as much time in NHS hospitals as compared to KP hospitals. Their habits of offering preventive care and managing chronic disease led a journalist writing for The New York Times to propose the Kaiser system in 2004 as a model for U.S. healthcare.

Below are reviews and testimonials about Kaiser Permanente health insurance plans. If you have any questions about Kaiser Permanente as to the differences between policies or what policies are available in your state, you can call toll free 1-877-698-6645 to speak with a health insurance reviews specialist who will be able to answer your questions about Kaiser Permanente health insurance.



My Health Insurance Review of Kaiser Permanente

I have the best comprehensive health insurance plan in San Diego. When I first started my employment with San Diego School District, I elected to have Kaiser Permanente of Southern California as my health insurance plan. Kaiser Permanente is a HMO. I receive all my health care from Kaiser Permanente. The HMO offer services for all members such as preventive care, emergency, hospital and urgent care, specialist care, outpatient surgeries, and prescription drugs.

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