San Francisco Supervisor Introduces City Charter Amendment To Extend Employee Health Insurance Plan To City Residents
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday proposed several amendments to the City Charter, including one that would make health coverage available to city residents through the San Francisco Health Service System, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Supervisor Chris Daly introduced the proposal to allow HSS, which manages city employee and retiree health benefits, to open their medical and dental plans to city residents or develop alternatives to offer such coverage. According to the Chronicle, after a measure is introduced, it has to go through the board committee and a public review before it is returned to the full board, which votes on whether it should be placed on the ballot. If approved, the measure would appear on the Nov. 2 city ballot (Herel, San Francisco Chronicle, 5/19).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.