Healthy San Francisco still working out kinks
San Francisco Chronicle, July 2, 2008
One year ago, San Francisco became the first city in the nation to attempt to provide universal healthcare to its residents. But now, some city residents wonder why the program is billed as universal when they're still getting turned away. Healthy San Francisco remains open only to individuals earning up to 300% of the federal poverty level, or roughly $31,000 a year, while the city awaits the outcome of a case regarding the legality of making employers contribute to the plan.