Starting the Conversation, Brother2Brother

Posted February 21, 2014
By Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services

As the mother of two adult sons, I know that health is often not one of the things that men talk about. And yet, young adults can be the most vocal advocates for their health and the health of their friends.

For some men, young or old, it takes a health crisis to realize they are not invincible.  Nearly 23 million men are uninsured today who could get coverage on the Health Insurance Marketplace.  Young adults, in particular, have the highest uninsured rate compared to any other age group.

That is why I’m so excited about a new program to challenge people, especially men, to talk with each other about their health.  It all starts with a conversation.

Brother2Brother invites all of us to start talking by asking three basic questions:

  1. When was your most recent doctor’s visit?
  2. What is the best reason you have to care about your health and to be healthy?
  3. What can you do today to start living a healthier life?

These questions give men the opportunity to invest in a healthy future for themselves, their families and their friends.

Remember, each of us has the power to take our health in our hands. To learn about how to get affordable health care coverage, visit www.HealthCare.gov. Together, let’s create a brighter and healthier future for us all.

It only takes three questions to get a conversation about health care started.