San Francisco Restaurants Charge Customers for Employees’ Health Care

Health Care Surcharge at Restaurants
Health Care Surcharge at Restaurants

I found this article from the New York Times particularly interesting. It’s about a program in San Francisco called Healthy San Francisco, which was originally reported by National Public Radio.

Small businesses pay a small percentage for every hour their employees work. The percentage is based on the size of the business. Collectively these “micropayments” pay the health care costs for employees of these small businesses that normally would not offer health care coverage.

Some restaurants have reacted to this program by charging a four percent surcharge on menus. Golden Gate Restaurant Association is not happy and is suing to overturn the law that mandates the program for small businesses.

Read the full article:

You’re the Boss: Is the Employer Mandate a Job Killer? Not in San Francisco.

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