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Recording and mixing music is Vernon Thomas’ passion, but being CEO and producer of Mantree Records is not his day job. He’s an HIV outreach worker for a local county health department outside Newark, N.J. He took what was to be a full-time job in May because the gig came with health insurance – and he himself has HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

But then the county made it a part-time job – and Thomas lost that coverage before it started. “Benefits are more important than the money you’re making,” Thomas says.