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Kaiser Says $4 Million State Penalty Is Unfair

Kaiser Permanente is calling a $4 million dollar fine imposed by state regulators “unwarranted and excessive.” The state penalized Kaiser for limiting access to mental health services. Kaiser Foundation Hospital in San Diego. The Department of Managed Health Care faulted Kaiser in March for a number of deficiencies, including making mental health patients wait too long between appointments. This week, the agency imposed the fine because the insurer didn’t promptly correct these problems.