Friday, January 16, 2015

Clinic by the Bay Milestone/New Session Bills

In 1999, after visiting the Hilton Head Volunteers in Medicine [VIM] clinic, I decided I wanted to have a VIM clinic in San Francisco.  In about 2007, Janet Reilly and I teamed up to found what has become known as Clinic by the Bay.  It took about three years to open the clinic, and in November 2010 Clinic by the Bay opened at 4877 Mission Street.

We have now taken our next step as we just received notice that we are a California licensed clinic.  Up until now, we had been operating under Dr. David Goldsmith's license and were limited to being open 20 hours a week.  We now have no restrictions.

15 years of effort continues to pay dividends, saving a lot of lives by serving those that previously had no health care.
I want to thank all of you on this email  who have contributed to Clinic by the Bay.  Keep in mind we take no government money so you as individuals, our foundation  support, and corporate support have made this possible.  You have made a difference in people’s lives.  I hope you will continue to support our efforts.

Small Business California is looking at the bills for the new session.  While there is not a lot of details in the bills, there were two that caught our eye:

SB 3 Leno - Again I don’t know the details, but it is another increase in the minimum wage.

SB8 Hertzberg - This is a bill that will put a tax on specified services.  The bill says "it would enhance the state’s business climate and would incentivize entrepreneurship and business investment”.
What are your thoughts?

Scott Hauge
Small Business California
2311 Taraval Street
San Francisco, CA  94116

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