Healthy S.F. Sees Success, but Funding Remains a Challenge
Since it was implemented four years ago, Healthy San Francisco has provided health care services to more than 100,000 city residents and helped to improve care coordination and prevention. However, financing the city's universal health care plan remains a challenge. Although the San Francisco Department of Public Health has limited its own spending on the program to under $100 million annually, businesses, patients, the federal government and health care providers have picked up an additional $78 million in costs.
- "San Francisco's Universal Health Plan Reaches Tens of Thousands, but Rests on Unstable Funding" (Grady, San Francisco Public Press, 11/16).