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The Wall Street Journal takes its turn at examining San Francisco's health care mandate, and also sheds some light on the arbitrary nature of the surcharges, as well as the biggest one we've seen to date: "The Steps of Rome Caffe adds a 5% surcharge to bills, and hands diners fliers describing the city's 'landmark solution' to health care. The Globe restaurant raised prices in odd increments, so customers might ask why a braised pork shoulder costs $22.20. 'None of us know what the h- we're doing,' said Eric Rubin, general manager of Mexican eatery Tres Agaves, whose menu notes a 3.5% charge for 'San Francisco affordable health care legislation.'" [WSJ]

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