San Francisco’s employer-funded health care plan given a green light

SAN FRANCISCO A federal appeals court has given San Francisco the go-ahead on at least a temporary basis to implement its controversial employer-funded plan for extending health insurance to all workers in the city. Under the program, restaurants and other businesses that employ at least 20 people are required either to provide health insurance to every staffer or pay a fee, computed by the media at $1.17 to $1.76 per hour for each worker.

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