I did the math on this, it actually could be a good deal for employers. For employers with 20-100 employees the monthly premium for the City plan would be about $170 a month per employee, which is less than a private plan. It may not be quite the idea that the sponsors of the plan had in mind, but I could see smaller employers dropping their health care plans and telling employees to enroll in the City-sponsored plan.
More power to ’em, but I really hope the residents of SF don’t get stuck with a huge bill because the politicians put through a plan that doesn’t cover it’s own costs.
MercuryNews.com | 06/20/2006 | San Francisco’s plan: health care for all:
Under the plan, employers with more than 100 workers would be required to kick in $1.60 for each hour a non-management employee worked, or provide at least the equivalent in premium contribution to a private plan for that employee. It drops to $1.06 if the workforce is between 20 and 100 employees.
You will be shocked when you read this article, the method and simplicity by which the security was breached is scandalous and should result in contracts being cancelled and people being fired.
Wired News: E-Health Gaffe Exposes Hospital:
Georgetown University Hospital suspended a trial program with an electronic prescription-writing firm last week after a computer consultant stumbled upon an online cache of data belonging to thousands of patients, Wired News has learned.
This is a classic, if for no other reason than each of us has had a similar thought about some product at some time. By way of background, Webroot is a Colorado company that raised a ridiculous amount of capital last year ($108m) to do a security sector rollup.
BeyondVC: I hate shitty software – webroot spysweeper v5:
For the life of me, I don’t understand how a great product went to shit with just one release.