Health Insurance for Freelancers

The Supreme Court Decision: A Step in the Right Direction

That’s the position of Sara Horowitz, Founder and Executive Director of The Freelancers Union, an organization like no other which brings freelancers together “to build smarter solutions to health care, retirement, wage security, and other broken systems. We call it New Mutualism. You can call it the future.”

Here’s an excerpt from Sara’s response to this week’s Supreme Court Ruling on the Affordable Care Act, including what the Freelancers Union is already doing to fix what’s broken:

No matter the outcome, today’s Supreme Court decision was neither the beginning nor the end of our innovative health efforts. For years, Freelancers Union has been at the forefront of smarter, more patient-centered health care:

  • In New York State, we launched Freelancers Insurance Company, a social purpose health insurance company with the goal of covering people, not maximizing profits for shareholders
  • This fall, we’re opening a medical home that will provide NYC freelancers with patient-centered, integrated care
  • In fall 2013, we’ll start enrolling people in our Oregon, New York, and New Jersey medical CO-OPs

So let’s celebrate today’s forward momentum without losing speed. If we keep working together, the new workforce will continue to set the standard for health care that is focused on the patient, not just the profit.

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And let Sara know what you think about the ruling on Twitter @Sara_Horowitz or on the Freelancers Union Facebook page.