obama careIf you’re like me and you work behind the scenes in Hollywood and you’re not in a union or work for a large TV network, you most likely are not being provided employer funded health care. Up until now, if you did have any insurance, you were probably paying more than $250 a month at least, just for basic coverage as an individual. That’s a lot of money to shell out per month, especially if you’re only making $500 to $800 a week. Most people I know that are floundering in the ranks of pa’s and production coordinator status, most likely don’t even consider having health insurance as an option, it’s just too expensive for people like us.

But guess what, the ACA is the perfect program for the rank and file of the Hollywood entertainment industry. If you’re making less than $44,000 a year the government will subsidize a large portion of your monthly health premium. Let’s say you only make $17,000 a year as a PA. Being one myself for a long time I know that’s a possibility your first few years in the biz. Jumping from job to job and having long spats of unemployment can make for some lean years when you’re just getting started. But you still like to have fun don’t you? You still go snowboarding, hiking or biking, but what happens when you get injured when you have no insurance in those early days. You end up putting it on a credit card or borrowing money from friends and that just make’s life harder going into debt so soon in your Hollywood life.

If you make less than $17,000 a year the government will subsidize roughly 80% of your monthly premium. So, basically that means if you get a policy that costs $250 a month the US government will cover $200 of it, leaving you with a monthly bill of $50 for full health coverage. You can’t beat that. You may not like Obama, but you should like the Affordable Care Act. You have until Mar 31st, 2014 to sign up for this year, otherwise you will be fined around $99 bucks when you do your taxes for 2014 and you won’t be able to requalify for government funded cash subsidies again until Oct. So what are you waiting for, there’s free money on the table and it’s all yours for the taking. Get covered today. Whether your making less than $17,000 a year or less than $40,000 a year there is cash available to you to help with those monthly health care premiums.

Check out what you can save at  https://www.coveredca.com/

Grant it, there are certain cases where Obama Care is having a negative effect on individuals and families who already have quality health insurance, but that’s not us. Obama Care was designed for people like us, individuals who are struggling financially because of an uncertain job market and or are being left behind by employers who don’ give a crap about their employees because they are money grubbing whores. That’s Hollywood life in a nutshell, so hop on the ACA train and get some peace of mine by letting someone else pay for a portion of your health care. I promise, it feels good to be a taker for a change and by the way, it’s the law…

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