The regular meeting of the San Francisco Health Service System (HSS) Board turned contentious as City employees and residents demanded that Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. (Kaiser) offer HSS a rate reduction for the 2014 coverage year. HSS staff offered a PowerPoint presentation showing that City employees’ benefit utilization has declined in recent years, yet Kaiser’s fees have continued to escalate steeply. An earlier proposal by Kaiser was rejected by the HSS Board in April. City employee unions will argue strongly for a rejection of Kaiser’s current proposal.
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