In Hollywood, Health Coverage Presents Unique Challenges

Kaiser Health News staff writer Anna Gorman, working in collaboration with USA Today, reports: "The Hollywood film and television industry relies heavily on freelancers and independent contractors who are rarely offered health insurance from an employer. Throughout Southern California, producers, writers, actors, editors, camera operators and prop makers move from gig to gig and hold numerous jobs each year. Some get insurance through the industry’s unions – after paying hefty fees and dues and working enough hours on union jobs. Others pay for private policies – or simply go without" (Gorman, 12/15). Read the story.

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