Austin musicians get health care with HAAM, Central Health partnership

Health and fitness Alliance for Austin Musicians will be in a position to offer health and fitness treatment for 500 extra regional musicians up coming yr as aspect of an enlargement of its software with Central Overall health.

Central Wellness — Travis County’s hospital district, which is responsible for offering care to area men and women who are unable to find the money for well being treatment — will commit an supplemental $1 million on its system with the musicians well being alliance, known as HAAM, to deliver the expert services.

The artists will be enrolled in the IdealCare insurance strategy from Sendero Wellness Plans, which is Central Health’s wellbeing insurance coverage system and presents strategies on the Economical Care Act’s health insurance plan market.

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Austin musician James Bookert has been able to receive health care through Central Health and Health Alliance for Austin Musicians. "I doubt I would have been able to get my life back on track without this support" after a seizure in 2020, he says, "I'm beyond grateful."

Central Wellness is funded by a property tax fee of 9.864 cents per $100 valuation for 2023.

As a result of its partnership with HAAM, Central Wellness subsidizes the rates of HAAM members at an regular price of $221 per month for every client. Central Health has a $305 million spending budget for 2023 and designs to spends $137 million on health treatment providers.

The enrollment period finishes on Jan. 15, but some HAAM members who earn fewer than 150% of the federal poverty stage may be in a position to enroll soon after that day.