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Wednesday, March 16 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Break a Leg! Musicians and Health Care Reform

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A 2010 Future of Music Coalition survey found that 33 percent of the 1,400 musicians surveyed didn't have health insurance—twice the national average. In 2010, Congress 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 law do to expand coverage for the creative class, and how can musicians take advantage of these changes? One of the most pressing issues is the mandate that all Americans -- including musicians -- attain health insurance coverage by 2014. How will musicians access affordable coverage in the next three years?

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Sean Gamble

John Muir Medical CenterSEAN GAMBLE, MD, specializes in pediatric hospital-based medicine in Oakland, California. He regularly helps families negotiate the health care system in a variety of acute and critical care situations, but when not at the hospital, you'll see this doctor and... Read More →
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Alex Maiolo

HINT Project Coord/Sr ContributorFuture Of Music Coalition/Tape Op MagazineFuture Of Music Coalition/Tape Op Magazine/Guitarist (Fan Modine) ALEX MAIOLO has played in various bands for over two decades (Soft Company, Hi Fi Sky, Violet Vector & The Lovely Lovelies), and currently plays... Read More →
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Renata Marinaro

Dir of Health Svcs, Eastern RegionThe Actors Fund
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Carolyn Schwarz

Exec DirHealth Alliance for Austin MusiciansCAROLYN SCHWARZ serves as executive director of Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM), which provides access to affordable healthcare services to the city’s low-income, uninsured working musicians. In 5 _ years, HAAM has served more... Read More →
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Patrick Spurgeon

MusicianRogue WavePatrick Spurgeon: Drummer of Rogue Wave (2002-current) and the subject of "D-tour", a documentary film which addresses the issue of being a working musician dealing with kidney failure and the need to administer self dialysis in order to stay healthy and alive while... Read More →
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Nan Warshaw

Co-OwnerBloodshot RecordsNAN WARSHAW co-founded Bloodshot Records in 1994. She received her BA from The Evergreen State College, and her MA in Arts Entertainment & Media Management from Columbia College. She proudly sits on the Advisory board of The Future Of Music Coalition and the... Read More →

Wednesday March 16, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Room 17AB

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