Supreme Court Upholds San Francisco Health Care Plan Requiring Employer Contributions


On June 28, 2010, the United States Supreme Court announced that it would not hear a challenge to San Francisco’s universal health care program filed by the Golden Gate Restaurant Association. The announcement effectively put an end to a four-year legal battle.

One provision of program, titled “Healthy San Francisco,” requires that businesses with at least 20 workers either provide health care coverage to their employees or pay a certain amount of money per employee hour worked to fund the health care program.

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