Saturday, April 29, 2017

A gold-plated healthcare plan lies at the center of a dispute between writers and major studios - LA Times

A gold-plated healthcare plan lies at the center of a dispute between writers and major studios - LA Times: When Hollywood writers went on strike in 1973, they were agitating for something new -- the creation of a health plan that would offer comprehensive coverage for its guild members.

Since then, the writers’ insurance plan has grown to become one of the most envied in Hollywood. Members don’t pay monthly premiums and have deductibles far below the national average. Writers have access to a wide network of care providers, including top-notch facilities in Los Angeles where patients are responsible only for co-pays.

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