Gubernatorial Candidate See S.F. Health System As Model To Emulate
Healthy San Francisco covers everyone regardless of immigration status or ability to pay. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the program into law when he was the city's mayor.
Gavin Newsom Wants San Francisco Health Care Model For California
Through focusing on regular checkups and preventative care, [Alice] Chen says overall health care costs have ticked down over the past decade, due in large part to the system’s ability to divert patients away from costly emergency room visits and catch health complications before they escalate to severe illness and disease. That concept is fundamental to Healthy San Francisco, the city’s universal health care program adopted a decade ago that covers everyone regardless of immigration status or ability to pay. (Hart, 3/16)