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Opinion: I'm a healthcare provider without commercial health insurance. Here's my story.

By The Huffington Post  
   June 10, 2019

A little over a year ago, I quit my full-time job as a nurse practitioner at a community health center. I had just finished the two-year commitment that I owed the government after receiving a federal scholarship that paid for my master’s degree. Instead of pursuing another full-time position, I decided instead to opt for 1099 contract work as a travel nurse practitioner. This would allow me to earn a higher-than-average hourly wage while also giving me the freedom to travel.

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