San Francisco Chronicle, March 23, 2010

When San Francisco launched its first-of-its-kind universal healthcare program in 2007, city officials said they hoped the program would someday be irrelevant because the federal government would provide healthcare for all. But Mayor Gavin Newsom and Public Health Chief Mitch Katz have announced they are dedicated to ensuring the viability of Healthy San Francisco because major holes in the national plan, if signed to law, will leave out thousands of city residents, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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