San Francisco Provides Universal Health Care

San Francisco Provides Universal Health Care

Rather than waiting for the state or the federal government to act, the city of San Francisco has figured out how to offer affordable health care to its residents. Twenty-seven clinics provide medical care to residents whose income is 500% of the federal poverty limit or less ($52,000 for an individual). Participants are charged for routine medical care, hospital visits, testing and prescription drugs on a sliding scale dependent upon income. Healthy San Francisco even covers treatment for mental illness and substance abuse!

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