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What Obamacare means for your small business

Along with all the positive feedback on our infographic guide to ObamaCare for individual artists, we got a lot of requests for a follow-up guide to help small businesses. (Fractured Atlas is a small business, and if you have at least one employee, this applies to you too!) This is a big moment for us as [...]

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Health Insurance is No Longer an Artist-Specific Problem

In 2001, under the guise of the Artists Affordable Healthcare Initiative, Fractured Atlas began offering health insurance to a long underserved population of artists. For decades, non-traditional employment models had put our community at a severe disadvantage in the US health insurance marketplace. With its ambitious promise of a slightly more level playing field, our [...]

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Obamacare and You: What’s an Exchange?

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Got health insurance?

Our friends at Future of Music Coalition (FMC) and Artists’ Health Insurance Resource Center (AHIRC) are conducting an online survey through August 31 to assess how many US-based artists have health insurance on the eve of the Affordable Care Act.
Prior surveys have found that artists of all types — dancers, actors, musicians, visual artists, filmmakers — [...]

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A Valentines Day Gift for You - Health Care Resources

We are very excited to launch a new section of our website today: Health Care Resources. This page connects our members with exciting companies that are harnessing technology to make your health care and prescriptions more accessible and affordable.
Fractured Atlas now has partnerships with GoodRx and One Medical Group, two of the most forward-thinking health [...]

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Sherpaa: Because health care is a lot like climbing Mount Everest

As any member of Fractured Atlas can tell you, we’re huge believers in harnessing technology to make things simpler, cheaper, and more pleasurable. A number of forward-thinking companies have been applying the same principle to health care, and we’re making an effort to highlight them on our blog. Since no one can feel great about [...]

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It’s Constitutional: Now What?

Two weeks after the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act the forecast for the future health insurance landscape is unclear. The media is, unsurprisingly, awash in commentary but for solid background the SCOTUS blog has a down-to-earth summary of the proceedings, and our own Adam Huttler discusses the importance of this victory for the [...]

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Gary Shapiro Does Not Approve of Your Sloth

Fractured Atlas has campaigned tirelessly to make benefits like health insurance available to artists and other creative entrepreneurs. So we couldn’t help but notice this blog post by Gary Shapiro, President of the Consumer Electronics Association, attacking House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi for promoting the idea that artists should have access to affordable health insurance.
The [...]

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Pocket Guide Madness!

We’d like to introduce our two newest additions to our pocket guide series:  The Artists’ Guide to Health Reform and The Artists’ Guide to Health Insurance.
The Artists’ Guide to Health Reform provides a general overview of the new healthcare law.  If you’ve overwhelmed by all the media on health reform and you’re still unsure of [...]

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Is Obamacare Unconstitutional?

There’s been some heated debate lately on whether the new healthcare law is unconstitutional.  The controversy is focused on a single component of the law: the individual mandate (i.e. the requirement for everyone to buy health insurance).
This is controversial not because it is a mandate, per se.  After all, plenty of uncontroversial legal mandates already [...]

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