If you need health insurance you have a variety of options that vary depending on your circumstances. You also have certain rights and protections. Both your options and rights will expand by 2014 and beyond. Topics covered at Healthcare.gov include:
Take health care into your own hands; find out how the Affordable Care Act affects you at HealthCare.gov
Glossary of Healthcare Terms
Courtesy of The Artists' Health Insurance Resource Center (AHIRC) Directory.
The Texas Health Insurance Pool was created by the Texas Legislature to provide health insurance to eligible Texas residents who, due to medical conditions, are unable to obtain coverage from individual commercial insurers. The Pool also serves as the Texas alternative mechanism for individual health insurance coverage, guaranteeing portability of coverage to qualified individuals who lose coverage under an employer group plan, church plan or state plan, as mandated by the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
For those working in the arts, financial planning is artistic freedom. You can be an artist and also eat well if you don’t avoid the subject of financial planning all together. After you have your cash flow and career planning in place, you also need to address your insurance and legal concerns.