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Union seeks to block Kaiser from health benefit exchange
Sacramento Business Journal

The National Union of Healthcare Workers filed a lawsuit against Covered California in Sacramento County Superior Court on Wednesday, seeking to block Kaiser Permanente from participating in California’s health benefit exchange due to substandard care that violates exchange rules. The lawsuit points to a $4 million fine levied against Kaiser in June by the California Department of Managed Health Care for serious deficiencies in providing access to mental health services — and alleges state and federal law exchanges can only contract with plans in good standing with regulators.