Kaiser Permanente & Service Employees International Union Alleged to Limit Health Care Choices in California, USA

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Prime sues Kaiser, SEIU against alleged monopoly scheme

By Karen M.Cheung

In the latest twist of legal action, California hospital operator Prime Healthcare on Tuesday filed suit, alleging that Kaiser Permanente and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) violated anti-trust laws through a monopoly conspiracy.

Prime, which owns and operates 12 acute care hospitals, accuses the rival provider and the labor union group of violating the Sherman Antitrust Act. In an effort to push Prime out of the market, the lawsuit alleges Kaiser and SEIU engaged in a labor-management partnership that limits consumers’ healthcare choices in California, according to a Prime statement. Prime claims SEIU offered Kaiser wage concessions to reduce Prime’s market, according to a Contra Costa Times article.

Full Story https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?shva=1#inbox/133b2daa5883f9a2  Retrieved 11/17/11.

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