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How Is Obamacare Affecting Musicians?

Most Musicians Have Always Gone Without Health Insurance JAN 28, 2015 –  Up till now, most musicians have always just gone without health insurance, because individual health insurance plans were very expensive. Like many Americans, they would use the emergency rooms, which is of course more expensive and drives up healthcare costs. The Affordable Care…

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Glenn Campbell’s Swan Song

SINGS “I’M STILL HERE!” IN TOUCHING MUSIC VIDEO OCT 15, 2014 – Glenn Campbell, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, is a focus of a new documentary film, “I’ll Be Me”. The film focuses on his farewell tour and how he had to use a teleprompter to remember all his lines. Glenn also recorded and…

MusiCares, Musicians and GetCoveredAmerica Working To Get Every Musician Covered By Health Insurance

MAR 11, 2014 – MusiCares, an arm of the Grammy organization that is dedicated to helping musicians with financial problems and other issues, has teamed up with GetCoveredAmerica.org and their full scale campaign traveling the country to try and get every musician in America covered by health insurance. They are holding workshops and events from California to Florida to get musicians informed on what their options are, why they need health insurance, and most importantly how the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare", makes the process easy and affordable. 

MusiCares is in Florida with GetCoveredAmerica.org for a workshop on March 19, 2014 at Sweat Records to talk to musicians and get them educated and informed on what the new law is, what their options are, and even get them signed up. A local musician's federation, South Florida Musicians, even posted about it on their website. JTMP has found there are thousands of musician federations, musician unions, organizations, bands, musicians and individuals out there working at the grassroots level getting musicians signed up for health insurance, which has always been a problem for musicians to afford and obtain. Read more on Grammy.org's website and find events here, and watch musician Korby talk about how easy, affordable and necessary it was for him to get health insurance coverage under Obamacare in a YouTube video below.

If you are a musician and haven't signed up for health insurance yet, find an event near you at GetCoveredAmerica.org and also visit HealthCare.gov to get informed and sign up!

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