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Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan Report Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., and their respective subsidiaries (KFH/HP) reported today a combined total operating revenue of $14.0 billion for the quarter ending June 30, 2014, compared to $13.3 billion in the same period in 2013. Operating income was $653 million in the second quarter of 2014, compared to $614 million in the same quarter last year. Net non-operating income was $348 million in the second quarter of 2014, compared to net non-operating income of $144 million in the same quarter of 2013. As a result, net income for the second quarter was $1.0 billion, versus $0.8 billion in the same period of 2013. Capital spending in the second quarter of 2014 was $614 million, compared to $769 million in the same quarter in 2013.

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Kaiser Permanente membership has grown by 386,600 members since Dec. 31, 2013, totaling approximately 9.5 million members as of June 30, 2014.

For the six months that ended June 30, 2014, total operating revenue was $27.9 billion, compared to $26.4 billion for the same period in 2013. Year-to-date operating income was $1.5 billion, compared to $1.2 billion for the same period in 2013. Net non-operating income was $672 million in the first six months of this year, compared to $363 million in the same period last year. Year-to-date net income was $2.1 billion, compared to $1.5 billion for the same period in 2013.

Year-to-date capital spending was $1.4 billion, compared to $1.5 billion in the same period last year. KFH/HP's capital spending reflects our continued investments in upgrading technology and facilities to support our members' needs and deliver high-quality care. This includes the cost of upgrading hospitals to comply with California earthquake standards, including the Kaiser Permanente San Leandro Medical Center, which opened on June 3, and Oakland Medical Center, which opened on July 1.

"We are continuing to improve our quality, service and efficiency, and also making significant progress in our efforts to make health care more affordable to more Americans," said Chairman and CEO Bernard J. Tyson. "As a result of this work, we are lowering our cost trends and are gaining more confidence that we will deliver more affordable – and sustainable – pricing for our members, customers and consumers in 2015 and beyond."

"Our financial performance demonstrates that we continue to make progress in our efforts to gain efficiencies and effectiveness, while increasing our focus on providing high-quality care to our members and customers," said Kathy Lancaster, executive vice president and chief financial officer. "Our performance is allowing us to begin providing more affordable rates, as we continue to make investments in care-delivery programs, facilities and technology to support our members, patients and the communities we serve."

Except for historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this media release are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially based on a number of factors including, but not limited to: the impact of competitive products and pricing; government regulations; changing membership requirements and the change in business and economic conditions. Forward-looking statements are based on information as of the date of this press release, and we assume no obligation to update or revise any of these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America's leading health care providers and nonprofit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve approximately 9.5 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.

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