Music Health Alliance is music’s resource for healthcare solutions and access. In 2006, Tatum Allsep, MHA’s founder, began documenting the music industry’s need for healthcare support while working with Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Kix Brooks (Brooks & Dunn), and the Country Music Association to co-found Sound Healthcare as a way to bring health insurance to the music industry. As this for-profit company grew so did the need for healthcare advocacy, especially for those with pre-existing conditions, mounting medical bills and insufficient health insurance. Health insurance, pharmaceutical and healthcare companies were reporting record profits while the music industry was in a steady financial decline, so Tatum stepped away from the for-profit business world, sold her interest in Sound Healthcare and worked to find a solution to the rapidly growing problem that was negatively impacting the industry that had become her family. Armed with years of research, a personal story and intense passion, Tatum developed a new model of healthcare support that simplified the process of healthcare access while also removing the profit motive. This new and unique concept allowed the focus of the healthcare solution to be based solely on the client and their specific needs in a safe and trusted environment. Music Health Alliance launched to the public in January of 2013.
With a team of advocates and active Board of Directors and Advisory Board, MHA has now served 13,000 music industry professionals and their families, and secured over $63 million in health care cost reductions to Heal the Music.