Stories tagged: group health
FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 1:31 P.M.
Kaiser Permanente’s purchase of Group Health gets OK
Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has given his final approval to Kaiser Permanente’s acquisition of the nonprofit Group Health Cooperative.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4, 2017, 10:32 A.M.
State regulators endorse Kaiser acquisition of Group Health
State regulators have endorsed the acquisition of Washington’s Group Health Cooperative by California-based Kaiser Permanente.
SUNDAY, NOV. 27, 2016, 5:45 A.M.
‘Strike team’ one strategy as insurers grapple with rapidly rising drug costs
The shocking 400 percent increase in the price of EpiPens was a widely reported example, but the cost of many medications is rising. The trend hits both patients and their …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2016
Consumer voice needed in merger of Group Health and Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser purchase of Group Health would be good for Washington if our region’s consumers get a strong role in the new organization’s management.
SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2016, 9:09 P.M.
Group Health members OK acquisition by Kaiser Permanente
SEATTLE – The voting members of Seattle’s Group Health Cooperative have agreed to an acquisition by California health-care giant Kaiser Permanente.
THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2016, 7:41 A.M.
Kaiser submits formal bid to acquire Group Health
Officials with California’s Kaiser Foundation Health Plan have formally applied to acquire Seattle’s Group Health Cooperative, the next step in the controversial proposal, Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler said …
FRIDAY, DEC. 11, 2015
Insurers share history, business model
Consolidation to Kaiser Permanente and Group Health will be tough sell to members who prize the cooperative’s independence.
MONDAY, DEC. 7, 2015, 4:47 P.M.
Most Group Health members won’t be eligible to vote on acquisition
Most Group Health members won’t be able to vote on the nonprofit insurance company’s proposed acquisition by Kaiser Permanente. Less than 5 percent of members are registered to vote, and …
TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011
Group Health closing CdA site
Group Health Cooperative is closing its Coeur d’Alene Medical Center after failing to attract adequate numbers of patients. In a letter to patients, the Seattle-based organization said that “organization efforts …
MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011, 10:38 A.M.
Group Health closing CdA clinic
Group Health Cooperative is closing its Coeur d’Alene Medical Center after failing to sustain adequate numbers of patients.
SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2011
Caldwell: Health insurers should take hint from Blue Shield
If you want to thank anyone for enactment of President Obama’s health care reforms, those anyones would be Blue Shield of California and Anthem Blue Cross. That state’s two biggest …
SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2011
Group Health to acquire clinics
Group Health Cooperative plans to buy one of Spokane’s largest family medicine practices. Columbia Medical Associates, which includes 30 primary care physicians who work in at least 12 clinics scattered …
FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2011, 6:22 P.M.
Group Health to buy Columbia Medical
Group Health Cooperative plans to buy one of Spokane’s largest family medicine practices. Columbia Medical Associates, which includes 30 primary care physicians who work in 14 clinics scattered across the …
SUNDAY, DEC. 5, 2010
Caldwell: Rate hikes pit Kreidler against insurers
Suppose the State of Washington had a six-month financial reserve, instead of a looming $385 million overdraft. Suppose, too, that Gov. Chris Gregoire was to propose a 14 percent tax …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 20, 2010
Medical professionals ensure skaters stay lithe, healthy
Dr. Edward Reisman, 51, of Family Medicine Spokane, is volunteering at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Though he’s still athletic, he nurses some “war wounds” from his days as a …
MONDAY, DEC. 21, 2009
Group Health renews hospital pact
Group Health Cooperative has renewed its contract to send all of its Spokane patients in need of hospitalization to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Holy Family Hospital. The contract …
THURSDAY, JAN. 1, 2009
New liver, new law
Fred Watley rode a bike last summer. He roller-skates with his son. A couple of weeks ago, he shoveled snow until his wife shooed him back inside their Spokane home. …
TUESDAY, OCT. 2, 2007
Shot of security
Getting vaccinated does not make the elderly bullet-proof against influenza, as many people believe, according to a paper co-authored by a Group Health researcher in Seattle. But don’t use that …