Nonprofit health plans are shortchanging us.

As nonprofit entities, they have a legal duty to serve the public good. But most act little differently from for-profit companies.

With control of about 30% of the health insurance market, they could be a significant force for accessible and affordable health care, if regulators made them do their duty.


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Kaiser Permanente gets regulator to bar public access to info that could “discredit” it

California regulators agreed to a request by Kaiser to keep information about the nonprofit health plan confidential in order to keep it out of the hands of labor unions. Read more.


 
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The nonprofit whose top executive earns more than Apple’s CEO

Delta Dental of California, which provides dental plans under the Delta name in California and 15 other states, is a tax-exempt “social welfare” organization. But it doesn’t act like one. Read more.