San Francisco Launches Universal Health Plan San Francisco becomes the first city in the nation to roll out a local universal health care program for its residents. The program began Monday, serving a few hundred patients in the city's Chinatown district.
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San Francisco Launches Universal Health Plan

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San Francisco Launches Universal Health Plan

San Francisco Launches Universal Health Plan

San Francisco Launches Universal Health Plan

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San Francisco becomes the first city in the nation to roll out a local universal health care program for its residents.

The program began Monday, serving a few hundred patients in the city's Chinatown district. Within 18 months, the program will be expanded to cover more than 80,000 San Francisco residents who have no health insurance.