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Kaiser rate-hike plan goes to S.F. supervisors
San Francisco Chronicle

After holding them up for a week, a Board of Supervisors committee reluctantly agreed Wednesday to send the package of proposed 2014 health care rates to the full board for consideration – including the controversial 5.25 percent increase from Kaiser Permanente.

The decision makes it less likely that the 46,000 public employees and retirees that depend on Kaiser through the city’s Health Service System will see their service disrupted at the end of the year, a risk that officials from the city’s health system had warned against.