"Caring for myself is not self-indulgence; It is self-preservation. And that is an act of political warfare." - Audre Lorde
One of the biggest barriers to starting a business is a concern for losing health insurance. Entrepreneurs themselves are more likely to suffer from a host of health conditions ranging from heart disease to depression and overuse of alcohol and other substances. Girl Trek reports that "Black women are dying younger and at higher rates than any other group of women from preventable disease."
Recently, I lost my dear uncle (who was more like an older brother) to Covid, which exabercated by his progressively worsening pre-existing conditions. Prior to his passing, I visited him numerous times over the course of several hospital admissions. I had an opportunity to witness the health care system up close and pleased to find that he was well taken care of (to the best of my knowledge) primarily due to adequate health insurance. My grandmother was also diagnosed with Covid in December, but fortunately survived this atrocious virus. Many of you, your friends, team members and business associates have also been negatively impacted by the Covid pandemic and the racial pandemic. As such it's important for us to ensure that we and the people in our squad have adequate health care. In the most recent Get The Bag newsletter, you can find resources we curated just for you to identify the right health insurance and providers for your needs. You will even find a recorded discussion about the role of life insurance in your financial health building strategy. Find a snippet below:
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