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Self-Employment Series: Health Insurance

Health insurance is a sticking point for a lot of families. It can make us feel tethered to a job that we don't love. The fear of losing it can hold us back from new opportunities. In our family in particular, we felt like Matt needed to keep on keepin' on at his draining (no pun intended) plumbing job because we needed the health insurance provided by his employer. After the Affordable Care Act came into play, our insurance coverage got worse and worse each year until finally Matt's employer announced that they would no longer be able to offer insurance to their employees. It was a scary blow to our family. We didn't know what to do. Insurance costs were astronomical, but we felt it would b