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Healthcare reform continued: All politics are local, or, “Only in San Francisco”
San Francisco Chronicle

About five years ago, I was invited to serve on a panel appointed by then-mayor Gavin Newsom to help design a program that might make San Francisco a true “universal health coverage” city. At the time, an estimated 80,000 residents of the city were still uninsured or otherwise uncovered, despite many efforts and programs to cover everybody. The panel consisted of local leaders in medicine, public health, hospitals, business, labor, and more.