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Healthy San Francisco expected to continue
San Francisco Chronicle

When San Francisco launched its first-of-its-kind universal health care program in the summer of 2007, city officials said they hoped the program would someday be irrelevant because the federal government would provide health care for all.

But on Monday, Mayor Gavin Newsom and Public Health Chief Mitch Katz said 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 local residents.