by Paul Schmeltzer, September 23, 2009 •
Elbowtoe street art, photographed by Jake Dobkin, via HragV.
A Springboard for the Arts study finds that Minnesota artists are twice as likely as the general public to be uninsured. Enter: Dr. Sam.
A painter and physician, Dr. Sam Willis has for two years beenworking to provide affordable, creative approaches to health care for artists and others who are priced out of the market.
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He offers a monthly membership for $60 a month, with a $36 per fee visit, and expects to have 500 members; if that isn’t what you’re looking for, office visits for non-members are $100. (Pre-existing conditions aren’t a problem.) He even, on occasion, barters services for art, as he did for photographer Michael Shapiro, who traded a photo for five office visits.
Listen to Chris Roberts’ report on MPR here.