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Even With Subsidies, Some San Francisco Residents Can’t Afford Covered California Premiums

With the high cost of living in San Francisco, many low-income residents who qualify for federally subsidized health insurance under Covered California still can’t afford it.

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is looking at helping that population afford insurance by providing additional subsidies funded through employer contributions. In 2006 the city passed its landmark Health Care Security Ordinance, a step toward providing universal healthcare in the city.