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    :: Monday, June 25, 2007 ::

    Freelancers turn to unions for help on health insurance - By TAMMY JOYNER, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    Dee Giarratano has never had much use for unions.

    "I've pretty much been against unions most of my working life," the 48-year-old Atlanta resident said.

    "I'm a huge believer in free-market competition. It's been my experience that unions have priced themselves out of the market."

    These days, however, the self-employed computer programming consultant has "a different take on unions."

    As an independent worker, he's had a tough time finding affordable health insurance. He currently pays about $475 a month in a risk pool run by Blue Cross Blue Shield. That's roughly half of what he pays to rent his condo.
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