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San Francisco has its own public option

Los Angeles Times, October 5, 2009
Over the last two years, three-quarters of San Francisco's uninsured adults have enrolled in a public program that guarantees access to medical services, an effort that is being touted as a national model during the debate over healthcare reform. More than 46,000 adults have enrolled in Healthy San Francisco since it was launched, and the first-in-the- nation, city-run universal healthcare effort has received high marks in recent independent studies.