This weekend got a lot of attention for health care, with the formal adoption of the “individual mandate” in Massachusetts (although enforcement won’t kick in until the end of the year). More about that later.
Closer to home, and most importantly, the new Healthy San Francisco plan started limited enrollment, as described in this San Francisco Chronicle article.
It’s two key components: setting a minimum employer contribution to health care, and a rethinking of how to provide access to care to the public and private network of San Francisco providers. It’s value is not just to expand and secure access to care for San Franciscans, but also to add to the state and national conversation on health reform.