Why is Decentralized getting involved?
The mission of Mana Decentralized is to support artists and arts professionals. That involves more than just helping to build sustainable studio practices or advancing careers. Life as an artist or arts professional is precarious, and lack of access to quality health insurance and care is one of the biggest contributors to that instability. But when is the last time you heard someone in the art world talking about health insurance?
What are we going to do and how?
We’re changing the conversation with the strength of our numbers. But in order to make adequate healthcare a central issue, we need to build a strong membership network. Together we can be powerful advocates working for change at the legislative level. Our collective strength also gives us bargaining power when we’re ready to negotiate with insurance companies in order to create our own affordable health insurance plans.
When will plans be available?
The sooner we can build robust membership numbers the sooner we can get there. That’s why we need your help and participation. We will be updating Decentralized members as we make progress toward this goal.
What can I do right now?
Become a Member for free for the next 6 months and start talking about health insurance. Let’s bring attention to this crisis.