It's seldom that there's good news on the health care front for freelancers, but it looks like the Freelancers Union is trying to put together a way for entrepreneurs to get reasonable insurance. I just got an announcement that they are putting together a nonprofit co-op (that will now be possible as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) for members in New York, New Jersey and Oregon.
CO-OPs will be open to all comers, including independent workers typically shut out of the traditional healthcare market. Americans making less than 400% of the federal poverty level will be eligible to receive financial support from the government to pay for their CO-OP health plan.
If you're looking for affordable health insurance, you may want to follow-up on this. They expect to start enrolling people in the Fall of 2013 and start offering coverage in January 2014.