Hello comedy friends and young people in general-
Last week a campaign was started to raise money to support fellow comedian Liza Dye. Sadly, Liza was struck by a subway train and is recovering in the hospital right now. I don’t know Liza personally, but as a member of our community I wish her a speedy recovery! My heart goes out to her and her family. It’s going to be a long road, and I can only imagine how difficult the days, weeks, and months ahead are going to be for her.
And to add to all of that, Liza didn’t have health insurance.
Luckily Liza is a member of a supportive, loving community who have all pitched in to donate money to help with her medical expenses. Because of social media and kind friends so far almost $30,000 has been raised, and it’s only been a few days! I pitched in and so can you.
I also want to encourage everyone whether you donate or not to take a look at your own situation. Do you have Health Insurance? Because If not, do yourself a favor and SIGN UP IMMEDIATELY.
Since January 1st every single American became eligible for affordable health insurance. With the Affordable Care Act for the first time, all of us are able to get insurance regardless of pre-existing conditions, gender, employment, or age. And guess what? It’s affordable. If you are a poor, struggling comedian who makes a living off of teaching and coaching you are more likely to find a cheap plan now than someone with a steady job. If you are under the age of 26, call your parents and ask them to add you to their plans. There is no reason to be uninsured. Health insurance is no longer something reserved for the rich, it’s for all of us! We are looking into a future where you won’t go bankrupt just because of a terrible accident or illness. All you have to do is go online and sign up.
It’s not a matter of if you’ll need insurance, but when you’ll need insurance.
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