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Health Service Board blamed for SF’s rising costs
San Francisco Chronicle

Eye-popping pension costs are the issue du jour at City Hall these days, but city officials say skyrocketing health care benefits are a far bigger concern – and some of them blame a little known group of seven for exacerbating the problem.

They’re the members of the obscure Health Service Board, which meets monthly to select the medical and dental plans for employees and retirees, set the amount members pay for each plan, and set policy for the plans’ administration.