R.I. Music Hall of Fame introduces health care for musicians

R.I. Music Hall of Fame introduces health care for musicians

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AWTUCKET - With people from all walks of life struggling to deal with the high costs of health care, board members of the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame have decided to do something to make it affordable for their own.

The Tune In & Tune Up health awareness program "grew from a sincere and long-time concern to bring professional Rhode Island musicians, including myself, an alternative to high-cost health insurance," according to RIMHOF Board member and musician Don "D.C." Culp. "At a 2011 advisory board meeting, I first brought up the idea of joining together some type of affordable health care with a health awareness information center."

There was plenty of enthusiasm about the idea, said Culp, but also a realization of the greatest obstacle to overcome, very high monthly fees and copays.


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