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San Francisco General Hospital struggling with unpaid medical bills, higher costs
San Francisco Examiner

Thanks to managed care, patients at San Francisco General Hospital are charged less for medical attention. But that savings — along with skyrocketing unpaid bills and ballooning employee costs — has put the hospital in the red.

A $40.8 million budget shortfall is fueling San Francisco’s overall deficit, according to budget figures released by the Department of Public Health — which, with a $1.6 billion budget and 8,000-plus employees, is The City’s largest department. And, “When DPH has a problem, so does The City,” said Greg Wagner, the health department’s chief financial officer.