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Kaiser’s rising premiums spark employer backlash
Los Angeles Times

For years, Kaiser Permanente has won accolades for delivering high-quality care at an affordable price.

The Oakland company’s unique HMO model kept a lid on costs, and big employers flocked to enroll their workers to the point that Kaiser has become the largest health plan in California, grabbing more than 40% of the market.

Now, some of Kaiser’s biggest customers are complaining that the company is no longer a bargain and, even worse, standing in the way of controlling healthcare costs.