A very timely thread. These connections to various organizations who
offer plans to their members shows that there is strength in numbers.
( since this is not a political forum, I’ll restrain myself). The
bigger the group, the more powerful their leverage in negotiation
with insurance companies who want their business.
Ignoring the 800lb debate in the room, the most effective thing we
could do as individuals and as a group is combine every single group
that can possibly find connection into ONE group for health
insurance: artists; suppliers; CERF; ACC; every media organization;
galleries; educators; students; museums; schools; promoters; auction
houses; collector organizations; non profit arts organizations;
photographers and every other connected maker; service person etc.
This could include ALL art forms from painters to pianists; writers;
performers etc. Perhaps we could mesh with such heavy hitters as the
We all work hard, contribute to the economy and to our society. We
would have a better shot at reasonable rates if we had the strength
of numbers. I don’t know how your health insurance is, but my coverage
is really good. For that, my healthy husband and I pay what we would
have been ecstatic to earn in a year, on top of large deductibles.
Don’t mentions “previous conditions”
There are art health programs. Wonder who would do the work needed
to make it big enough to be heard?