High cost of health care

We live in a country where breakthroughs in medical technology, medication and science are making it possible for people to live longer, healthier lives. The only problem is more and more of us are finding these promises beyond our reach. The health-care delivery system in this country is in critical condition as the gap between the haves and the have-nots continues to grow. In this issue we look at how some local people are coping with the spiraling costs of medicine.

Risky business
Chicoans struggle with the high cost of health insurance

Spend less, get more
An insider’s guide to getting the best value in healthcare

Workers’ comp reform
State’s employee safety-net makeover benefits businesses, but may come at the cost of the worker’s health