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S.F. Mayor Ed Lee appoints group to reconcile Obamacare, Healthy S.F.
San Francisco Business Times

Let’s take another, closer look at health reform, says Mayor Ed Lee, and see what makes sense. Following recent controversy over how San Francisco’s Healthy San Francisco program and citywide employer mandate interacts with Obamacare, Mayor Lee is reconstituting the city’s Universal Healthcare Council to review implementation of the federal law in San Francisco. But Lee insisted that the city remains committed to universal access within San Francisco’s city limits, and that Healthy San Francisco will continue, “funded largely through our own general fund support in addition to the financial support of our many provider partners [meaning local hospitals] and will remain for those ineligible for federal benefits.”