According to CBS 5/AP, "San Francisco officials said health care reform legislation passed by Congress won't do away with the city's universal health care program." Why? Well, according to Gavin Newsom and Public Health Chief Mitch Katz, the freshly signed bill excludes "thousands of local residents." That is to say, illegal immigrants qualify for coverage under Healthy SF, but not the new health care reform.
Healthy San Francisco, the nation's first city-run universal health care plan, "has 51,000 members out of an estimated 60,000 uninsured city residents." To learn more about how you can apply for Healthy SF, please visit healthysanfrancisco.org.