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Getting the Record Straight on Health Care Reform

Steve Westly | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics
Steve Westly

Employers for decades have adjusted employee work hours so they can avoid offering not just benefits such as health insurance but also vacations and paid time off -- any benefits that have minimum hours for eligibility associated with them. The health care law will not change this pre-existing behavior.

San Francisco Shocked By Nasty Allegations Against Its Restaurants

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 01.29.2013 | Small Business

Owners of more than 90 restaurants in San Francisco are under fire for charging customers extra fees to cover the cost of employee health care and the...

'Healthy SF' Has A Dirty Secret

AP | FENIT NIRAPPIL | Posted 11.08.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Restaurants and other San Francisco businesses charged customers $14 million in extra health care fees last year, but a big chun...

Should San Francisco Pay For Gender Reassignment Surgery?

| Posted 09.23.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of SF Weekly's The Snitch. By Jeff Sandstoe Healthy San Francisco, the city's attempt at universal healthcare,...

Grand Jury Slams 'Healthy SF' Program

| Posted 09.21.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of the San Francisco Public Press. By Barbara Grady San Francisco's civil grand jury on Thursday chastised man...

Robin Wilkey

SF Company To Pay Millions After 'Cheating' Employees Out Of Health Care

HuffingtonPost.com | Robin Wilkey | Posted 05.08.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- A commercial janitorial services company has been ordered to pay more than $1.3 million to 275 current and former employees to cover ...

The Patron Saint of Sex

Vanessa Pinto | Posted 04.22.2012 | San Francisco
Vanessa Pinto

Being the responsible sexually active gal that I am, I needed to get my three month STD check. Waiting for results is always a fun task. No matter how careful you are, there is always that time of reflection.

Mayor Lee's 'Job Killer' Killer Faces Tough Opposition From Labor Leaders

Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.27.2012 | San Francisco

The very beginning of his campaign withstanding, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has been nothing if not consistent. If the mayor's mouth is open, he's pro...

Controversial 'Healthy San Francisco' Program Named Finalist For Major Award

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.29.2011 | San Francisco

When it came to health care reform, San Francisco was ahead of the national curve. Passed in 2007, the city's Healthy San Francisco program expand...

Is 'Healthy San Francisco' Unhealthy For The City?

| Posted 11.19.2011 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of the San Francisco Public Press. By Barbara Grady Four years ago, San Francisco launched a grand experiment,...

Mayor's First Veto Divides San Francisco

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.06.2011 | San Francisco

Mayor Ed Lee will likely issue the first veto of his administration on a bill designed to close a loophole in San Francisco's health care law. The ...

500 Mayors for Health Care Reform

Gavin Newsom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gavin Newsom

Reforming the health care system is at the heart of our economic recovery. Rising health care costs are taking money out of our wallets and making it more expensive to do business.