November 3rd, 2010

butterfly

Health insurance for self employed artists? (USA)

Hey all.

I've been kicking around the idea of openning up an art studio and becoming a full time artist in my own right.  While there are a few snags that I can work out through research (like how to file taxes, insuring your merchandise, how to pay employees, etc) there's one thing I can't figure out on my own.

So full time artists and fursuit builders, what do you do for your health insurance? 

I have a monthly perscription that I can afford without having to purchase insurance, but I -do- however, have to go to the doctor once a year to renew it, and that would be a huge expense I probably couldn't afford.  Then if I got sick, I would take a hit in lab fees, hospitalization, ambulance rides, etc.

Thanks for your input.  And if this is the wrong journal, please just point me to the right one and I'll post there instead.
House Elf by Kathleen David

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Hope you had more treats than tricks over Halloween. I am just emerging from my candy induced coma.

And we have more holidays coming up on the horizon. With all those gift-giving times, it can be hard to find someone that you can trust to deliver.

So here is a good place to help your fellow beings to find wonderful artists and artisans who can deliver the goods. Had a great experience with an artist who gave you the perfect picture? Found someone who has great goods and was wonderful about making sure you were happy with your purchase? Someone who went above and beyond the call to make your purchase the best experience ever?

We want your tales of happy buying here.

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1. Name of the person you recommend. (Please put this in the subject of your comment, also.)
2. Link to person's website or art page.
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