San Francisco To Offer Subsidies To Help Residents Purchase Exchange Plans
On Friday, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (D) announced a plan to expand the "City Option" program by providing about 3,000 residents with annual incomes of $58,000 or less with subsidies to help purchase health coverage through the state's insurance exchange. The program, which currently consists of about 900 companies, allows employers with at least 20 workers to pay the city a fee instead of offering health coverage and then the city provides reimbursements for medical costs.
- "S.F. To Offer Subsidies for Health Insurance" (Green, San Francisco Chronicle, 7/17).