The secret conversation shows clearly that Kaiser’s goal is to make as much profit as possible by providing as little healthcare as possible:
February 17, 1971
5:26 pm – 5:53 pm
John D. Ehrlichman: On the—on the health business—
President Nixon: Yeah.
Ehrlichman: —we have now narrowed down the vice president’s problems on this thing to one issue and that is whether we should include these health maintenance organizations like Edgar Kaiser’s Permanente thing. The vice president just cannot see it. We tried 15 ways from Friday to explain it to him and then help him to…
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