Death by Thrivicide


DEATH BY THRIVICIDE
Kaiser’s Brand of Thrive Kills Patients

WE’RE SENDING YOU A MESSAGE FROM THE OTHER SIDE.
IF YOU DRINK THE KAISER POISON, YOU AIN’T GONNA THRIVE!
WE’RE GIVING YOU THE STRAIGHT TALK, NOT THE KAISER JIVE.
IF YOU JOIN THAT HMO, YOU’LL NEVER STAY ALIVE.

KAISER PATIENTS SHOULD GET READY FOR PERPETUAL ATTACK.
EXECUTION-STYLE MEDICINE AT KAISER IS A FACT.
BODY ARMOR’S NEEDED TO KEEP YOU FROM GETTING WHACKED.
PATIENTS’ CHANCES OF SURVIVAL ARE WORSE THAN IN IRAQ.

THE FACES ON OUR TRAGIC SKULLS WERE DECOMPOSED BY THRIVE.
KAISER’S BROCCOLI CONSUMPTION HYPE DID NOT KEEP US ALIVE.
THRIVE DENIED US KIDNEYS THAT WE NEEDED TO SURVIVE.
TRANSPLANTS AT THE KAISER MORGUE DID NOT CAUSE US TO THRIVE.

THRIVE IS DOCTOR JEKYLL’S BRAND OF PATIENT HOMICIDE.
ONCE YOU JOIN THAT HMO, YOUR DOCTOR’S MISTER HYDE.
KAISER USES THRIVE TO HIDE THE PATIENTS WHO HAVE DIED.

DON’T SIGN UP UNLESS YOU’RE SEEKING DEATH BY THRIVICIDE!

Lyrics by Jackie Finney
Audio by Groundswell Productions

Kaiser-Permanente’s 125 million dollar “THRIVE” PR campaign fraudulently misrepresents and conceals HMOs’ wrongful denial of healthcare. Patients pay outrageous premiums. Kaiser does not diagnose and treat them. This HMO’s patients suffer unnecessary disease, disability, and death. Rocky Delgadillo, Los Angeles city attorney, accurately expressed the public’s profound disgust with Kaiser’s gutter ethics by announcing the first criminal prosecution of an HMO. “Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, part of Kaiser Permanente, the largest H.M.O. in the nation, will be held accountable for violating state law, its commitment to its patients, its obligations under the Hippocratic oath and, perhaps most importantly, principles of common decency.”