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Mayor’s health care task force has not reached consensus on blending Healthy SF, Affordable Care Act
San Francisco Examiner

With many provisions of the Affordable Care Act taking effect Jan. 1, confusion persists in San Francisco over how to mesh the federal mandate with The City’s 7-year-old landmark universal health care program. The 41-member Universal Healthcare Council — established by Mayor Ed Lee in July amid a political quarrel over how employers can deal with both health-related mandates — has yet to reach a consensus on the issue. The local Health Care Security Ordinance requires city employers to contribute to their employees’ health expenses.

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