Try the new, improved Hartford Courant digital edition today
Topics

Tom Ammiano

In ironic twist, S.F. is worried Obamacare could hurt its most vulnerable residents

In ironic twist, S.F. is worried Obamacare could hurt its most vulnerable residents

Nearly 10 years ago, this county by the bay known for its progressive political leaps became one of the first in the nation to offer residents universal access to healthcare. Now the federal Affordable Care Act has been rolled out nationwide with the same goal in mind. But in an ironic twist, officials in this city are worried the new law could adversely affect some of the most vulnerable San Franciscans. The local health program known as Healthy San Francisco, which has served as many as 60,000 patients annually since its creation in 2007, is almost free. Obamacare plans, however, are not. They come with government subsidies that bring down costs, but premiums, co-pays and deductibles...

Loading
86°