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S.F. officials blast Kaiser for hiking rates for public workers
Los Angeles Times

Officials who oversee the healthcare plans of San Francisco public employees and their families excoriated Kaiser executives Thursday for failing to adequately explain a proposed rate increase, but ultimately voted to back it as the clock ran out.

Public workers have seen their healthcare costs spiral while accepting 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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