While visiting California recently, I came across these californiahealthlines.org headlines. As you read this, keep in mind that the above website is a service of California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) produced by Kaiser Health news…as in Kaiser Hospitals.
1. Older Americans Are Hooked On Vitamins Despite Scarce Evidence They Work.
2. Mental Health-Care’s Not There: Two in three Californian’s who need mental health care don’t get it. A new CHCF report explores mental health in our state.
This is called an educational newsletter. In essence, Kaiser becomes the “good guy” reporter, simply educating their many subscribers of a huge problem with mental health care in California. By offering their commentary in this form, I have to wonder if it was their goal to have their many members not only continue supporting them but also becoming the educational conduit to their family members and friends. They become shocked and angry to learn that some California hospitals turn a deaf ear to those needing mental health care. Shame on them! Surely their beloved Kaiser would never do that!