A 2010 Future of Music Coalition survey found that 34 percent of the 1,400 musicians surveyed didn’t have health insurance — twice the national average. Congress has succeeded in passing a health care reform bill, but what does it mean for “real musicians” — namely, those artists and songwriters trying to make a living in a time of unprecedented economic challenge? What will the bill do to expand coverage for the creative class, and what do musicians and their advocates need to know to take advantage of new opportunities? Advocates for musicians will join with health policy experts to discuss key elements of this landmark legislation and how we’re going to get all musicians insured by 2014.

Alex Maiolo, HINT Program Coordinator, Future of Music Coalition
Renata Marinaro, Manager, Health Services Education and Outreach, The Actors Fund
Marie Ortiz, Program Director for Healthcare, Fractured Atlas
Harold Owens, Senior Director, MusiCares Foundation
Kristin Thomson, Education Director, Future of Music Coalition (moderator)

This panel was recorded on October 3, 2010 in Washington, DC at Georgetown University during FMC's 10th annual Policy Summit.

Event Website: futureofmusic.org/events/future-music-policy-summit-2010

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