SF Pride at Work is spear-heading a letter campaign to show Kaiser that their members and community support an end to discrimination and full healthcare coverage for transgender patients. Kaiser members, unions and other organizations can participate. If your union or non-profit organization would consider writing a letter contact us for support and suggested text.If you are a Kaiser member please send a letter to George Halvorson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kaiser Permanente:
One Kaiser Plaza, 1550 Ordway, Oakland, California 94612
Attention: Mr. George Halvorson
Suggested text below:
To Whom it May Concern at Kaiser Permanente,
I am a Northern California Kaiser Permanente member and it has come to my attention that Kaiser discriminates against transgender people by excluding coverage of some transition related services recommended by doctors and the World Professional Association on Transgender Health. I am also aware that Kaiser claims to provide the LGBT community with quality healthcare services and now know this is not true.
This discrimination creates hardships for your transgender patients and negatively impacts my trust in Kaiser as my healthcare provider.
In order to regain my trust in Kaiser, I ask that you removing all exclusions affecting transgender people from all of your healthcare plans.
(Name, kaiser member since,)