A new Future Of Music Coalition study “Taking the Pulse” found that, of the 1,451 musicians who responded, 33% said they do not have health insurance. This is nearly twice the national average of 17% uninsured, as estimated by the Kaiser Family Foundation. (pdf of full report here.)
With that as a backdrop, the FMC is continuing its campaign to help musicians understand their health insurance options under the new health care law. Efforts include HINT, an online Health Insurance Navigation Tool, as well as, free phone consultations with trained experts.
Earlier this week, they also assembled a panel of health insurance experts at their DC Policy Day. Here is full video via Ustream: