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Lee signs law closing loophole
San Francisco Chronicle

Mayor Ed Lee wasted no time in signing legislation approved by the Board of Supervisors Tuesday intended to close a loophole in San Francisco’s groundbreaking law that mandates employers provide some health care coverage to their uninsured workers. Under the city’s Health Care Security Ordinance, employers contribute up to $4,252 a year to a health care reimbursement account for every uninsured worker. Until now, any money that had gone unused by the end of the year could revert back to the employer.