News Headlines Article

Health care reform looks expensive to Modesto-area workers, businesses
Modesto Bee

When a severe rash sent Ryan McGee of Salida to an emergency room last month, he didn’t have health insurance to help pay the bill. “It cost $500 just to be there, and I haven’t even gotten the bill from the doctor,” said McGee, 25. He wishes he had insurance, but his new minimum-wage job as a store clerk doesn’t include medical benefits, and McGee hasn’t bought it on his own.