KPRC

Kaiser Permanente Reform Committee A Union run by patients for the protection of the patient


The Kaiser Permanente Reform Committee provides support for the Kaiser patient community. The KPRC projects are characterized by a collaborative, consensus based development process, an open forum, and a desire to protect and educate the public when involved in Kaiser medical care.

We consider ourselves not simply a group of people with an altruistic desire to be of service to others, but rather a community of concerned citizens and users of the Kaiser Permanente Medical System.

You are invited to participate in Kaiser Permanente Reform Committee activities. We welcome contributions in many forms. Our membership consists of those individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to collaborative reformation of Kaiser and the Permanente through sustained participation and contributions within the Committee's projects.

The Kaiser Permanente Reform Committee (KPRC)
Contact Information:
kprc@kaiserpapers.info

kaiser-complaints@harp.org

Kaiser Permanente - a "managed care organization" and the largest staff based HMO in the country - has demonstrated the capacity to but not the willingness to give a decent standard of medical care.  Such standards of care are promised by $100 million per year ad campaign.

This deception has hurt and/or killed many.  It is the purpose of the Kaiser Permanente Reform Committee to either have Kaiser admit in its ads to the many deficiencies and patient-dangerous approaches or to rise to its own ads and actually deliver the care promised.  Either way we are talking about massive change top to bottom as well as accountability to whomever has been hurt.



Kaiser victims tell their horror stories while picketing the Morse Avenue Kaiser facility in Sacramento, CA. One of them is a real heartbreaker. Listen closely and carefully.
http://www.ciaw.org/video/kaiser.ram

Send in your quilt squares for the Victims of Kaiser Permanente Traveling Quilt which is visual documentation of the vast number of Kaiser Victims for the world to see.

Kyle Benjamin Avila passed away from untreated pneumonia in March of 2005.  Kaiser chose to not diagnose.  They knew this child was seriously ill but chose not to diagnose.

Kyle Benjamin Avila

Link to see how the quilt construction is progressing:
http://www.kaiserpapers.org/seequilt.html


How to prepare for Kaiser Victim Rallies - What to bring, how to conduct yourself, etc.
http://www.kaiserpapers.org/preparefortherally.html


In response to numerous public comments that we have received and enormous support of the October 23, 2005 Los Angeles Times News Story - see:
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-newkaiser23oct23,0,1759177.story?coll=la-home-business
http://robynlibitsky.kaiserpapers.org
To honor all victim patients, both living and deceased of the Kaiser and for profit Permanente systems, a silent Candlelight Hour, themed appropriately "The Dusk of Kaiser Victims Lives"
will be held on November 25th, 2005 - 4 to 5 p.m., simultaneously throughout the Kaiser regions.
Everyone is welcome to participate in this silent Candlelight Hour, the day after Thanksgiving to honor all victims of Kaiser.  Areas formally signed on so far - Kaiser Woodland Hills and various Sacramento areas.


A couple of pictures from the SEPTEMBER 30, 2005 Rally
50 Years Is Enough!


Patient Rally - Kaiser Morse Avenue in Sacramento
Patient Rally - Kaiser Morse Avenue in Sacramento

Attention Kaiser Patients and Employees - Asbestos in Morse Avenue, Sacramento Facility.

http://www.kaiserpapers.org/asbestosmorse.html

SEPTEMBER 2, 2005
THE KICK OFF OF THE CALIFORNIA ROLLING RALLY CAMPAIGN FOR INJURED WORKERS AND PATIENTS WAS HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL.  THERE WERE PARKING PROBLEMS AND OTHER UNANTICIPATED INCONVENIENCES AND MANY PEOPLE DID END UP CIRCLING THE BLOCK.  THERE IS NO DENYING THAT BUT IT HAD TO BEGIN AT KAISER HEADQUARTERS.  IT WAS ONLY FITTING THAT THE PRIMARY SOURCE OF THE PROBLEM SHOULD HAVE THE HONOR OF THE FIRST RALLY WHERE THE PUBLIC HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO TELL THEIR STORY TO THE WORLD AND THEY DID.  WE WILL BE PLACING PHOTOS OF THE EVENT ONLINE AS THEY COME IN.

ARRANGEMENTS ARE BEING MADE AND SOLIDIFIED FOR STATE WIDE LOCATIONS TO CONTINUE THE ROLLING RALLY.

ALSO A QUILT IN HONOR OF THE VICTIMS OF KAISER AND THE FOR PROFIT PERMANENTE IS NOW BEING CONSTRUCTED.  ALL VICTIMS ARE WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE.  WE ARE REQUESTING THAT QUILT SQUARES FOR THIS PROJECT BE MAILED TO P.O. BOX 900591, PALMDALE, CALIFORNIA, 93590.  THE SQUARES WILL THEN BE ASSEMBLED AS THEY ARRIVE.
 

Below is a sample quilt square that I quickly printed out on a piece of material.
 
Sample quilt square

 
 

ANNOUNCEMENT
Kaiser Permanente Reform Committee
(KPRC)
the
Patients' Rights Organization

The following KPRC Patients Rights Rally was a Resounding Success.   Some Photos from this rally are below.


Dr. Charles PhillipsVivian Bergamotto Vivian Bergamotto

 


Attention
Kaiser Permanente Patients…

Are you dissatisfied or satisfied with your current health care provider? (e.g., doctor, nurse, psychologist)
Many Kaiser providers are nice.  Nice does not mean that your provider is doing what is best for you.  Many patients have a false sense of security because they like their provider.  Those who are not satisfied with their care are usually punted through the system.  Both groups are equally at risk.

Are you experiencing barriers to care?
The following are examples of barriers to care.
- “Your doctor is on vacation”
- “The manager is in a meeting”
- “We’ll get back to you in a few days”
- “There are no available appointments”
- “We’re too busy”
- “Have you spoken to someone in member services?”
- “I’m a physician, I have nothing to do with administrative matters”

Do you believe you are receiving quality health care?
 

If you are interested in joining with other Kaiser patients to improve the quality of medical care and services at Kaiser Permanente, join:

The Kaiser Permanente Reform Committee (KPRC)
P.O. Box 900591
Palmdale, California 93590
Vickie@kaiserpapers.org

To win, you have to believe you can do it.
You have to be passionate about it
You have to really "want" the result-- even if this means years of work.
The hardest part of any big project is to begin.
We have begun-- we are underway-- we have a passion.
We want to make a difference. We hope that you and as many of your friends as possible will join us.
 

Sir Peter Blake 12/4/2001