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City ponders future of health care
Bay Area Reporter

The coming implementation of national health care reform is sparking some concern about what will happen with the coverage San Francisco already provides for thousands of people. But according to at least one city official, there shouldn’t be a problem. At a recent hearing of the Board of Supervisors Neighborhood Services and Safety Committee, Deputy City Attorney John Givner said the Affordable Care Act “includes some language that says it does not pre-empt local laws” such as the health care security ordinance, and that the ordinance actually complements the national law.