The Kaiser Foundation gained public prominence after Nadya Suleman, the "Octomom," gave birth at the Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center in Bellflower, California.
But the not-for-profit organization's Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. is also the seventh most profitable U.S. health insurer, with earnings of $202 million, according to an industry-wide analysis. Suleman's hospital bill may swell to $1 million after she delivered octuplets in January, ABC News has reported. She is insured by California's state health plan.
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan is rated A-minus, or "excellent," by TheStreet.com Ratings. Kaiser's units generated more than $40 billion in combined premiums in 2007.