I want to talk a little bit about healthcare today, and I really hope that you read my story. If you have family or friends that need this information, please share it with them. Thank you, in advance!
I remember being a kid going to the same family doctor, Dr. Johnson. I remember getting immunization at community clinics, specifically this one off San Pedro (it must have been some major shots!). But as I got a little older, I remember being there were times when we had insurance and times when we didn't.
My dad owned his own small business and I think sometimes, to him, health insurance seemed unattainable. With 4 kids, my mom was a stay at home mother, but stopped when we were all older. When I was a teenager, she went to work for a school district, and maintained that job, just so we could be insured. But with her parents both getting ill and passing away during that time, there were lapses when we weren't covered.
It seems pretty normal in our culture, right? Something about just wanting to survive and get by, makes health insurance feel like a luxury and not something that everyone can obtain.
But everyone has the right to obtain health insurance. This year, I've have partnered with EnrollSA to help share information about the enrollment and re-enrollment period.
Here are some important facts:
Remember, we all deserve affordable healthcare. Please check it out and share with those who need.