Health Care Costs
Every American with health insurance, including Medicare, is now eligible for many preventive services that previously often required a co-payment, deductible or other out-of-pocket cost.
San Francisco Supervisors’ budget committee are brainstorming how to pay for ballooning health care costs for retired city workers. The City’s liability is on track to grow to $4.4 billion over the next 30 years.
Their contracts expire on April 30 and they are upset about cutbacks in their health care plans.
The hospital operated at near normal capacity during the walkout, relying on non-union Children’s Hospital nurses and about 125 replacement nurses.
Testimony stretched for several hours on Thursday as a San Francisco Board of Supervisors committee considered the cost of health care in the City.
The biggest sticking point in the lengthy contract battle is the nurses’ own health care plans.
A review of state records revealed that Bay Area hospitals charged some of the highest rates for medical procedures in California.