AFTRA Members Told: Get Hip To Health Care

Armbrust, Roger
August 2004
Back Stage;8/20/2004, Vol. 45 Issue 34, p3
Trade Publication
The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA)— working to keep its members updated on the ongoing crisis in health care— is encouraging them to keep informed, communicate with their health-and-pension-plan trustees, and look to future bargaining efforts to protect their benefits. Health insurance premiums spiral up at five times the rate of inflation, and have for several years, the article states. By 2006, America's uninsured are expected to number between 51.2 million and 53.7 million. New York's legislature earlier this month approved the COBRA subsidy bill to help entertainment professionals with health care.


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