Kaiser of California Health Plans
Kaiser Permanente grew out of the depths of the Great Depression, providing heath insurance products for the workers building Los Angeles under the great public works programs. Seeing the need to provide healthcare of these workers, Surgeon Sidney Garfield built Contractors General Hospital.
Ever since, the company has been providing innovative and affordable healthcare products for working people and their employers. Today, Kaiser Permanente is America's leading integrated health care organization, it encompasses Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, and the Permanente Medical Groups, and it has an affiliation with Group Health Cooperative, based in Seattle, Washington.
Kaiser Permanente aspires to be the world leader in improving health through high-quality, affordable, integrated health care. Kaiser Permanente is distinguished by its strong social purpose, physician responsibility for clinical care, and enduring cooperation between our health plan and our medical groups.
Kaiser Permanente has a membership in the millions made up of individuals and those who have enrolled through employer groups. Throughout its long history Kaiser Permanente has placed an emphasis on preventive care and wellness education. It’s healthy lifestyle programs have received awards and industry recognition. These programs address behavior and lifestyle changes around critical health issues such as weight loss, physical fitness, stress reduction, and smoking cessation. More than 160,000 Kaiser Permanente members have participated in the programs since 2004 and the outcomes have been impressive.
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