Does San Francisco have an obligation to provide its citizens with health access? If not why not?

Does San Francisco have an obligation to provide its citizens with health access? If not why not?

In 2007 San Francisco began itsHealthySan Francisco Plan designed to providehealthcarefor all San Francisco citizens. The city plans to pay for this $203 million coverage by rerouting the $104 million the city currently spends treating the uninsured in the emergency rooms mandatingbusinesscontributions and requiring income-adjusted enrollment fees. The plan requires all businesses with more than 20 employees to contribute a percentage toward the plan. Many business owners consider this a burden and warn they will not stay in the city. The Mayor sees universal health access a moral obligation for the city.Question: Does San Francisco have an obligation to provide its citizens with health access? If not why not?


 

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