Health care for freelancers: Is pursuit of happiness a pre-existing condition?

Health care for freelancers could open up the arts world
Health care for freelancers could open up the arts world

In the second of two parts, Dollar-Store Dilettante columnist Steven Kent continues to explore health care reform as it relates to recent college graduates struggling in the employment market, often tackling several part-time jobs.

Read Part one by clicking the link: "In health care reform, where's the heart for artists?"

A few months after I graduated college in May of 2009 with a degree in journalism, I briefly considered making a run at becoming a full-time writer, at least for the six months' grace period until my student loans came due. All I had under my belt at the time was the part-time barista position that had pushed me through college anyway, and I imagined writing as a great way to build my portfolio and, maybe more importantly, give me a real sense of a working life in the profession I had signed up for.