Split-Enrollment for San Francisco Health Plan Gets Green Light
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved splitting the rollout of the city's Health Access program into two phases, the San Francisco Chronicle reports (Goodyear, San Francisco Chronicle, 3/21).
The San Francisco Health Access Program is intended to provide access to health care services to San Francisco's approximately 82,000 uninsured residents. Mayor Gavin Newsom (D) signed the law in August 2006 (California Healthline, 2/28).
The measure would delay until Jan. 1, 2008, enrollment in the program for city residents whose participation would be funded by their employer. Enrollment for city residents who already receive some care funded by the city would begin July 1, 2007, as stated in the original law (San Francisco Chronicle, 3/21).