Changes Proposed for Health Care Security Ordinance

San Francisco Board Supervisor David Campos introduced legislation Tuesday that would alter San Francisco’s Health Care Security Ordinance (HCSO) and how businesses comply with the city’s health care mandate. The proposal would allow participants to remain in Healthy San Francisco if the federally-required health insurance is unaffordable to them, and would prevent employers from reclaiming unused money from employee Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs). “HRAs are not a “loophole” to avoid Healthy San Francisco; they are an important tool for local businesses to comply with the HCSO while expanding access to health care,” said Chamber Senior Vice President of Public Policy Jim Lazarus. “The Chamber will carefully consider this legislation to ensure that it does not place new or undue burdens on business that could have negative impacts on jobs, force businesses to close, or harm the economy.” Click here to dialogue with the Chamber on this issue. Read more.