Editorial Sees Problems in S.F. Health Care Proposal
A San Francisco Chronicle editorial states that San Francisco Supervisor David Campos has "identified a legitimate concern" by pointing out that some local businesses are "trying to evade a city requirement that they provide health insurance to their workers." However, Campos' proposal to address this problem by requiring employers to roll over unused funds from health reimbursement accounts into the next year could "amount to locking up hundreds of thousands of dollars a year for businesses that may be on the margins of profitability," the editorial states. It adds, "A coalition of business groups has stepped forward with a much more practical and effective solution to the problem identified by Campos: Require employers to inform workers of the benefit and to keep them updated on their account balances through the year -- and require them to reimburse all IRS-eligible health expenses."
- "David Campos' Flawed Measure on S.F. Health Care" (San Francisco Chronicle, 7/25).