The self-employed often have difficulty obtaining and keeping health insurance, but a recently launched Web site is helping to connect people with sources of reliable and reasonably priced health coverage. Although designed originally for actors and other entertainment professionals, the site now assists all kinds of self-employed individuals and small business employees with their health insurance needs. This unique site provides a range of information on private and public health insurance options in each state, and lets people know how they can become more active in addressing their health coverage concerns. It also features links to policy initiatives and new research on insurance issues. The site, Access to Health Insurance/Resources for Care (AHIRC), is maintained by the Artists' Health Insurance Resource Center, part of the Actors' Fund of America, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the social welfare of professionals in film, television, radio, theatre, dance, and music. For more information, contact James Brown,
managing director of the Artists' Health Insurance Resource Center.