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News for the week of 07-26-2006
Supe Gives Final OK to Health Care Coverage
San Francisco moved one step closer to becoming the first U.S. city to offer health insurance to all of its uninsured residents after its Board of Supervisors approved a plan that will cost about $200 million annually. The plan is likely to face legal challenges, primarily because it forces businesses to provide insurance for employees—a move that is sure to cost the city jobs.
City Health Director Dr. Mitch Katz said the program will be up and running by July 1, 2007, and that enrollment forms will be mailed out next spring. He hopes to enroll 15,000 people in the first three to four months.
For a more detailed look at the S.F. plan, see Sally Pipes recent MPT Spotlight, Dreaming by the Bay.
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