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From left: Maria G. Contreras, Andrea Guevara-Castro, Johana Fuentes and Edgar Castellanos, all volunteers with the UCSF student-run Cliníca Martín-Baró, stand outside the community center where the clinic operates in the Mission District on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Pandemic highlights need for San Francisco’s health ‘program of last resort’

While other options have emerged, Healthy SF helps those who might otherwise fall through the cracks

 

CPMC Van Ness Campus hospital on Saturday, March 2, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)

CPMC nurses fight back against new staffing ratios

Hospitals say increased patient load needed to cope with surge in pandemic admissions

 

A woman walks in to the Emergency Room entrance at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Hundreds of S.F. nurses left out of city’s emergency sick leave policy

In April, shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic hit, San Francisco Mayor London…

 

Nicole Canedo looks at her City-issued Medical Reimbursement Account page on her computer outside her Berkeley apartment on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. Canedo has worked numerous retail jobs in The City and the MRA has helped her with health costs. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Millions left sitting in medical reimbursement accounts by city workers

Health officials looking at how to improve access, outreach as untapped funds reach $409M

Nicole Canedo looks at her City-issued Medical Reimbursement Account page on her computer outside her Berkeley apartment on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. Canedo has worked numerous retail jobs in The City and the MRA has helped her with health costs. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Health care workers would be the first group in the state to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. (Go Nakamura/Getty Images/TNS)

Hope on the way: Here’s what to know about California’s COVID-19 vaccine plan

The first batch of doses could hit the state as soon as early December

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Health care workers would be the first group in the state to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. (Go Nakamura/Getty Images/TNS)
State Sen. Scott Wiener says drug users need treatment, not prison.	(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Sen. Wiener wants California to decriminalize psychedelics

State Sen. Scott Wiener of San Francisco said for the first time…

State Sen. Scott Wiener says drug users need treatment, not prison.	(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
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Supreme court to hear arguments on legality of Affordable Care Act

Few issues received as much attention in the run up to the…

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There have been at least 142 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among workers at San Francisco International Airport. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Supes back SFO worker healthcare legislation despite airline, business opposition

Costs of ‘Health Airport Ordinance’ in dispute, with estimates ranging from $8.4 M to $163 M annually

There have been at least 142 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among workers at San Francisco International Airport. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
A union representing nurses allege that city hospitals and clinics are routinely and systemically understaffed. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Nurses sue city health department over understaffing, unpaid overtime

Nurses employed by the city of San Francisco on Thursday announced they’ve…

A union representing nurses allege that city hospitals and clinics are routinely and systemically understaffed. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The City Option program provides medical reimbursement account financed by deposits from employers. (Examiner screenshot)

Workers may get cash payout from medical reimbursement accounts

Offer of $500 bonus intended to help with COVID-related expenses

The City Option program provides medical reimbursement account financed by deposits from employers. (Examiner screenshot)
Cruise ship quarantined over coronavirus expected to dock in Oakland Monday

Cruise ship quarantined over coronavirus expected to dock in Oakland Monday

The ship holding roughly 3,000 people has circled the San Francisco coast for days

Cruise ship quarantined over coronavirus expected to dock in Oakland Monday
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Republican states still face big health care costs as Obamacare is unwound

WASHINGTON — States that fought and shunned the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid…

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GOP readies swift Obamacare repeal with no replacement in place

The first major act of the unified Republican government in 2017 will…

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A group of UC San Francisco professors, medical students and activists, discussed Wednesday the issues involving race, poverty and access in health care at a panel at the university’s Parnassus campus. (Nashelly Chavez/Special to S.F. Examiner)

UCSF panel highlights nationwide health disparities, social injustices

In her early years on the air, broadcast journalist Soledad O’Brien covered…

A group of UC San Francisco professors, medical students and activists, discussed Wednesday the issues involving race, poverty and access in health care at a panel at the university’s Parnassus campus. (Nashelly Chavez/Special to S.F. Examiner)
FILE - In this March 31, 2014, file photo, Christina Hung, left, 23, of Oakland, fills out an application form during a health care enrollment event at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center in Oakland, Calif. State-run health insurance markets that offer taxpayer-subsidized coverage under President Barack Obama’s law are grappling with high costs and disappointing enrollment, challenges that could lead more of them to turn over functions to the federal government, or join forces with other states. (Eric Risberg/AP File Photo)

Covered California: Cost of health care coverage increasing

SACRAMENTO — The cost of private individual health plans on California's state-run…

FILE - In this March 31, 2014, file photo, Christina Hung, left, 23, of Oakland, fills out an application form during a health care enrollment event at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center in Oakland, Calif. State-run health insurance markets that offer taxpayer-subsidized coverage under President Barack Obama’s law are grappling with high costs and disappointing enrollment, challenges that could lead more of them to turn over functions to the federal government, or join forces with other states. (Eric Risberg/AP File Photo)

Group challenges health law as unconstitutional

The Sacramento-based Pacific Legal Foundation this week will take another step in…

AP Photo/Eric RisbergIn this photo taken Monday March 31

Final deadline arrives for health exchange sign-up

It's not just tax day. Tuesday also is the two-week extension deadline…

AP Photo/Eric RisbergIn this photo taken Monday March 31
AP Photo/Jim ColeJocelyn Caple poses behind her desk at Frisbie Memorial Hospital

Limited patient choice next health overhaul issue

After they get the website fixed, then what? Keeping your doctors and…

AP Photo/Jim ColeJocelyn Caple poses behind her desk at Frisbie Memorial Hospital
AP Photo/J. Scott ApplewhiteIn this June 7

Obama admin delays major requirement of health law

WASHINGTON -- In a major concession to business groups, the Obama administration…

AP Photo/J. Scott ApplewhiteIn this June 7

San Francisco first responders deserve our praise

We San Franciscans can be very proud of our firefighters and paramedics.…