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City says San Francisco archdiocese failed to cover employees’ health costs

January 31, 2017

The city of San Francisco has said that the local archdiocese owes more than $3 million in health-care costs to employees, under the terms of a new city ordinance.

The city has also assessed the archdiocese a fine of $113,000 for failure to comply with the new policy. The city says that over 1,000 employees were not covered as the law required.

The archdiocese has disputed the charge, pointing out that many of the employees involved were part-time workers who opted out of insurance programs. Many others, the archdiocese notes, did not live in San Francisco, since the territory of the archdiocese extends beyond city limits.


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  • Posted by: unum - Feb. 01, 2017 9:29 AM ET USA

    Another attack on the Church from the left-wing wackos in "the City by the Bay". Look for more in the future as SanFran reacts to the existence of moral principles any where in its city limits!

  • Posted by: skall391825 - Feb. 01, 2017 6:03 AM ET USA

    I was wondering when SF would bite the Liberal hand that has been feeding it and looking the other way for decades.