An overview of how the Health Insurance Marketplace works for artists.
Health & Well-Being
The gut contains more neurotransmitters than the brain. Food is information, not just calories. When I was feeding my gut with crappy Sour Patch Kids and Big Gulps, I was sending a message to my brain to feel like crap, too. When I started treating my belly with the same care as my brain, powerful productivity changes happened.
Preventive health care and injury prevention should be a routine part of life for every dancer and in every dance company. Dance/USA Taskforce on Dancer Health, a group of passionate, concerned medical staff from dance companies across the country, has developed some valuable medical information.
The Actors Fund’s Health Insurance Resource Center (HIRC), in partnership with The Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) and Leveraging Investments in Creativity (LINC), has launched a national artists’ health care reform website, Artists United for Health Care.
As attention to health care reform takes center stage nationally, the Artists United for Health Care site brings attention to the critical place of artists in the reform debate.