Apr 24, 2017

Hollywood's writers might go on strike over health care

Scott Keeler / The Tampa Bay Times via AP

The Writers Guild of America could go on strike again next month over rising health care costs, potentially disrupting production on some of your favorite TV shows and movies, per Vox.

The big complaint: Studios' payouts into the WGA's self-funded plan aren't keeping up with the plan's costs — even as studio revenue skyrockets — resulting in a projected deficit of $13 million this year and $65 million by 2020.

Why it matters: It's a reminder that rising health care costs affect everyone, and this could affect all Americans in an unusually visible way if the strike goes ahead.

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