Creative consultant/coach Leslie Burns-Dell’Acqua’s post about her ER visit on Burns Auto Parts definitely gave me pause.

When I started freelancing years ago, I never bothered to get health insurance. At the time, it seemed expensive and unnecessary. Three years went by and I was lucky – only one trip to the ER for cutting my finger open while making New Years invitations (they were elaborate!). It took over a year of $50 monthly installments to pay off the hospital bill.

Now that I’m no longer that young and foolish, I have insurance through the Freelancers Union and appreciate the peace of mind. So if you don’t have health insurance, consider this a friendly reminder – go get it!

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