As San Francisco struggles to control the cost of its health care obligations for government workers and retirees, it is putting more emphasis on actually improving its employees’ health.
New data suggest this emphasis is overdue.
A recent analysis of Kaiser Permanente users covered by The City’s Health Service System — the group of government employees considered healthiest — found that a staggering 66 percent of adults were obese or overweight. Meanwhile, 35 percent of dependent children were overweight or obese.
Spending nearly $2 million to prevent layoffs of about 100 workers during the holidays was approved Tuesday, but Mayor Gavin Newsom said the job cuts will go into effect anyway.
In the latest political battle between Newsom and members of the Board of Supervisors, the board voted 8-3 Tuesday to approve spending $1.8 million to prevent the laying off of certified nursing assistants and clerks for two months. Read More