High Court Denies Appeal from S.F. Restaurant Assn.

High Court Denies Appeal from S.F. Restaurant Assn.

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High Court Denies Appeal from S.F. Restaurant Assn.

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The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a business-led challenge to a universal health care program in San Francisco that has enrolled more than 53,000 people who lacked health insurance.

The justices on Monday denied an appeal from the Golden Gate Restaurant Association of an appeals court ruling upholding the program’s requirement that employers help pay the bill or give their workers health coverage.

The decision allows the program to maintain its emphasis on sharing the financial responsibility for health care — a cost borne by the public, employers and employees, said Tangerine Brigham, director of Healthy San Francisco.

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