Robyn developed a backache that would not go away and she went to her health care provider, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan who contracts for actual medical care with The Permanente Medical Group and because of a special affiliation with the county of Los Angeles is offered free or for a very low cost to the employees. They operate as one single unit, sharing both funds and information but are designated by the IRS as two separate entities. A for profit and a not for profit entity operating as a single unit passing themselves off on the public with advertising they refer to themselves as – Kaiser Permanente, a name not recognized as an actual business by the IRS.
The legal brief filed for the Kaiser Arbitration https://robynlibitsky.kaiserpapers.org/robyn-libitsky-vs-kaiser/ The attorney that handled the case and final papers – close to $1,000,000 awarded to Robyn Report from DMHC on this arbitration DMHC Report Response to lack of enforcement of California Law from Dr. Harvey Frey
…..DMHC’s 2007 Consent Agreement with Kaiser that identifies deficiencies found by the DMHC and provides for a $2 million fine