Age of Obama: Hollywood Hit with Job Losses, Artists Face Less Health Insurance Options
The creative community, by and large, pulled out all the stops to get President Barack Obama elected--twice.
Now, its denizens are experiencing some of the fallout of that support--namely, less jobs and fewer health insurance options.
The motion picture industry shed 22,000 jobs in August, part of an overall economic "recovery" that bears no resemblance to the one overseen by actor turned politician Ronald Reagan during the early 1980s.
On the insurance front, the dawn of Obamacare means the health care plans many artisans currently enjoy will soon be history.
Up until now professional organizations have worked with insurance providers to craft reduced-rate plans for their members. But thanks to the fine print in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), on January 1, 2014, many of these plans will fail to pass legal muster.