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San Francisco's Victory for 80,000 uninsured residents

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San Francisco Votes In Health Program For the Uninsured

In July, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed an ordinance that would bring affordable, quality health care to 80,000 uninsured residents.

It is called The Health Care Security Ordinance, and is the first of its kind in the nation.. The San Francisco Labor Council  and union and community activists helped build strong public and political support for the precedent-setting universal health care ordinance.

The ordinance will create an innovative Health Access Program that will offer uninsured San Francisco residents access to comprehensive medical services. The programís cost will be shared among employers, employees and the city. The ordinance also sets a minimum health care spending requirement for local businesses to help prevent employers from dumping currently insured workers onto the program.

Thanks to our Bay Area members for your help on groundbreaking measure.

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