There are so many musicians who lack healthcare. Either you can’t afford it of just have not had the time to check out insurance programs. Well, here is a program for Austin area musicians – like manna from Heaven, we now have a low cost primary health plan for Austin musicians!
If you are an uninsured, professional musician in the Austin-area, you may be eligible for low-cost primary health care services, basic dental care and mental health counseling through HAAM, the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians.
HAAM Services Include:
•Mental Health counseling provided by SIMS Foundation.
•Primary Health Care provided by Seton Family of Hospitals.
•Dental Care services provided by St. David’s Foundation
•Audiology services provided by Estes Audiology Hearing Centers
For more about HAAM services, click here.
The mission of the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians is to provide access to affordable health care for Austin’s low income, uninsured musicians, focusing on prevention and wellness.
Austin is the “Live Music Capital of the World,” yet many professional working musicians are self-employed and rarely have access to health insurance. Without insurance, they can’t afford preventive health care, including primary medical care, basic dental services and mental health counseling.
The music industry is an important contributor to Austin’s economy:
•Nearly $1 billion in economic activity, more than $25 million in local tax revenue each year.
•It provides 11,200 jobs.
•Austin has more than 8,000 musicians.
•Millions of dollars added to the city’s economy and tens of thousands of visitors from around the world brought annually by Austin City Limits Music Festival and South By Southwest Music & Media Conference.
•Source: Texas Perspectives, City of Austin, 2004
Health Alliance for Austin Musicians Board Members
•Chris Adams – Partner, Maxwell, Locke & Ritter
•Lidia Agraz – Principal, Punta Reyes Properties
•Karen Bartoletti – Shareholder, Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody
•Ray Benson – Musician-Producer, Asleep at the Wheel
•Lisa Hickey – Director of Marketing, C3 Presents
•John T. Kunz – President, Waterloo Records & Video
•Earl Maxwell – Chief Executive Officer, St. David’s Foundation
•Diana Resnik – Senior Vice President, Community Care, Seton Family of Hospitals
•Edward Safady – Chairman Central Texas Area, Prosperity Bank
•Tim Taylor – Partner, Jackson Walker LLP
•Richard Topfer – Topfer Family Foundation and Managing Director, Castletop Capital
•Madge Vasquez – Director of Operations, Dental Program, St. David’s Foundation
•Liz Watson – Community Leader
•Howard Yancy – Principal, Zydeco Development
•Applications available online.
•For more information, call 512-322-5177.