SF health care program to expand

January 27, 2009 12:43:11 PM PST
San Francisco's universal health care program is about to expand in a big way.

Sometime early next month, the city's Department of Public Health is expected to extend its "Healthy San Francisco" program to residents who earn up to $50,000 a year.

The program provides medication, urgent care, mental health care and substance abuse services.

When it began in 2007, only people making below the poverty level, which is about $10,000 a year, were included in the program.