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San Francisco universal healthcare praised

San Francisco Chronicle/Associated Press, August 26, 2009
As debate over federally funded healthcare coverage rages across the country, a survey found that San Francisco's universal healthcare scheme gets high marks from participants. Of the nearly 1,100 users surveyed, 63% said they were "very satisfied" with the program, known as Healthy San Francisco, according to the survey conducted by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation. Another 31% said they were "somewhat satisfied." More than 45,000 residents are enrolled in the landmark plan, created in 2006 to provide healthcare for residents who lack private insurance, but are not eligible for other public programs.