City Scores In Employer-Funded Health Care Battle

Law360, New York (January 10, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- An appeals court has paved the way for the city of San Francisco to extend health coverage to its uninsured residents by staying a district court's earlier ruling that the city's landmark employer-funded health care program is preempted by federal law.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said in its ruling Wednesday that San Francisco is likely to prevail in its argument that the ordinance is not preempted by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, and that the balance...
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