Bernard J. Tyson

By Kaiser Permanente's CEO Bernard J. Tyson

I'm sharing with you the message I sent to Kaiser Permanente's (No. 1 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list) leaders, employees and physicians because it is important that we recognize that the progress we have made in health care will continue.

We are on a journey to improve health in America, key to which is making high-quality health care more affordable and more accessible to more Americans. It is our obligation and we are committed to engaging in the critical conversations to make this a reality for generations to come.

SUBJECT: Our Continued Call for Leadership

With the presidential election complete, we have seen our democracy in action. The majority of the American people have expressed their freedom of speech through voting, and as a result, we have our next President of the United States, Donald Trump. We respect this process and, as we have always done, look forward to an orderly transition of the leadership for this country.

Kaiser Permanente remains committed to advocating for a U.S. health care system that is affordable and sustainable and that delivers high-quality care for all Americans. Our mission remains as critical today as it has through the 70+ years we have been Kaiser Permanente. We will continue our dedication and commitment to high-quality, affordable and accessible health care for all Americans. We will continue to advocate for the health of our communities. And we will continue to serve our members with the compassion and service they have come to expect.

On behalf of Kaiser Permanente, I look forward to working with the next Administration in the same manner as I've been privileged to work with the current Administration.

Given some of the positions taken on health care during the election process, our entire industry looks forward to learning more about how the next Administration views access to health care and coverage. At Kaiser Permanente, we stand ready to participate and engage in these critical discussions. I will keep you informed about what we learn.

Thanks for all you do for our members and patients.

Bernard

'I Really Don’t Care, Do U?' — The Words on Melania Trump's Jacket When Traveling to Visit Migrant Children

President Trump tweeted: "The message "written on the back of Melania's jacket, refers to the fake news media."

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First Lady Melania Trump made an unexpected trip to Texas to visit a migrant children's shelter and also managed a completely tone-deaf fashion fail in the process.

The former fashion model wore a short trench coat with a message written on the back: 'I Really Don't Care, Do U?' a $39 item sold by Zara.

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Kaiser Permanente: It's Men's Health Month

A look at the top health threats that face men, prevention tips and how to get additional help.

Originally Published by Kaiser Permanente.

As we celebrate Men's Health Month, it's important to stay aware of the most pressing health problems the men close to you may face, and to encourage early detection of these problems.

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Bootlickers Continue Their Synchronized Licking

Politics trump ethics for so-called "religious" so-called "leaders." Children screwed over.

Evangelist Franklin Graham, son of the late Billy Graham, might be disturbed by the images and audio of children crying after being separated from their parents after they are detained crossing the U.S. border. However, because Graham has been among President Trump's strongest supporters, he's not blaming the current administration.

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Trump Caves, Signs Executive Order to Stop His Border Policy, No Details

Tries to blame Obama, Democrats, Congress as he caves in to human decency.

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UPDATED June 20, 2018 at 3:36 p.m.

Trump signs executive order to keep families together at border, says 'zero-tolerance' prosecution policy will continue.

The New York Times reports that the new executive order seeks to modify that existing consent decree in order to keep parents and children together in detention. However, Amnesty International says that those detentions could now be indefinite.

"Make no mistake—this executive order is a betrayal of families fleeing violence and persecution," Denise Bell, refugee and migrant rights researcher at Amnesty International USA said in a statement.

"Mothers, fathers, and children must not be held behind bars for prolonged periods for seeking safety. Not only does imprisoning children go against our country's shared values of dignity and equality, but it is also unlawful and threatens to permanently stain the U.S. human rights record."

ORIGINAL STORY

During an early afternoon meeting on Wednesday with members of Congress at the White House, President Donald Trump reportedly was going to announce an end to a major crisis in which migrant families are being separated after they are detained crossing the U.S. border.

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U.S. Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III may lose his job as Sunday school teacher as he faces expulsion by his own church's people for his enforcement of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy.

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Video: Rep. Cummings Says What Every Non-Bigoted American Thinks About Trump's 'Zero Tolerance' Policy

"We will not keep kids in internment camps," declared Cummings."This is the United States of America."

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) expressed what compassionate, non-bigoted Americans feels about the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy on immigration — "We are better than that."

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Steve Bannon, former White House chief strategist, said that slain civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would be "proud" of what President Donald Trump has done for Blacks and Latinos in the U.S.

Bannon was the CEO of Trump's presidential campaign. Trump gained supporters by calling Mexicans rapists, committing to building a wall between Mexico and the U.S., allowing Black people to be physically assaulted at his rallies and lightly disavowing the support of white supremacists.

"Martin Luther King ... he would be proud of what Donald Trump has done for [the] Black and Hispanic working class, okay?" Bannon said on "This Week" Sunday.

On Sunday, King's daughter, Bernice King, CEO of The King Center, re-tweeted a post from The Washington Post reporter Eugene Scott who referenced a similar claim Bannon had made previously. She included a response, simply stating: “Absolutely not."

In May, King tweeted:

Bannon said in March at an event with far-right French politicians that they should "wear" accusations of racism "as a badge of honor."

Let them call you racist. Let them call you xenophobes," he said. “Let them call you nativists. Wear it as a badge of honor. Because every day, we get stronger and they get weaker."

Bannon said on Sunday that he was “talking specifically about Donald Trump and his policies."

“His economic nationalism doesn't care about your race, your religion, your gender, your sexual preference," he said.

The Trump administration's “zero tolerance" immigration policy is currently separating children of undocumented immigrants from their mothers and fathers.

King tweeted on Sunday: