A Distant Soil creator Colleen Doran does the comics world a solid and posts on her blog about several health care resources for freelance creators:
In the last week, I have read a number of creators and people in the industry posting ill-informed items about the lack of health insurance options for the self employed and for creators in particular. One woman flatly stated that the only reason she had never quit her job and started her own company was because she knew self employed people could not get insurance. This is simply false.
As a self employed person, I have never been unable to get health insurance, and when I started out, was only paying about $134 a month. For those who fear giving up insurance while just leaving school or a job, there are companies that also offer affordable short term health insurance that can run from 30 days to 6 months.
Don’t think you can’t afford insurance and then give up seeking it without even trying to look though this site.
Follow the link up top for more info and a lot of resources. Doran also moderated a panel about these topic in San Diego, so major kudos to her for reaching out to her fellow creators who may not realize what options are available.