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S.F. grudgingly backs Kaiser rate hike for public workers
Los Angeles Times

Officials who oversee the healthcare plans that cover San Francisco public employees this week excoriated Kaiser executives for failing to adequately explain a proposed rate increase but ultimately voted to back it.

The city’s public workers have seen their healthcare costs spiral while they have accepted pay cuts and furlough days at the bargaining table. In an unusual move, labor unions teamed up with San Francisco’s Health Service System earlier this year to demand greater transparency from Kaiser.

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