In 2007, San Francisco began its Healthy San Francisco Plan designed to provide healthcare for all San Francisco citizens. The city plans to pay for this $203 million coverage by rerouting the $104 million the city currently spends treating the uninsured in the emergency rooms, mandating business contributions, and requiring income-adjusted enrollment fees. The plan requires all businesses with more than 20 employees to contribute a percentage toward the plan. Many business owners consider this a burden and warn they will not stay in the city. The Mayor sees universal health access a moral obligation for the city.
Question: Does San Francisco have an obligation to provide its citizens with health access? If not, why not?
San Francisco does not have an obligation to provide its citizens with health access, or healthcare access, due to the fact that it is largely the obligation of the ...