Let’s start talking with each other about our health, Brother2Brother.
Here’s a shocking statistic: nearly 23 million men, especially young adult men, are uninsured today.
And while coverage is available on the Health Insurance Marketplace, too many of us need a sudden wake-up call — in the form of a health crisis — to make us realize that we’re not invincible.
But it shouldn’t take something going wrong for us to understand the need for insurance coverage.
We want the men in our lives – our fathers, our brothers, our sons, our friends – to stay healthy. Getting health insurance is one way to make that a reality. We want to help, but we don’t know where to start.
All it takes is a conversation, men talking to men, brother to brother.
Health isn’t one of the first things we talk about. It might not even be the tenth. So, starting the conversation can be the hardest part.
Brother2Brother makes it easier by giving us three questions to spark conversation:
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 friends.
Brother2Brother also created a print-ready handout (also available in Spanish) that includes these questions plus five tips about staying healthy. You’re free to print it and hand it out to the men in your life.
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.