Kay Dukes is a national health insurance agent licensed in all 50 states and the founder of Hip Hop 4 Healthcare. Hip Hop 4 Healthcare recently organized an event in Atlanta focused on sharing information about healthy eating and healthcare within the community. Dukes wanted to organize an event because she feels our communities are “not as excited” about healthcare and preventative healthcare the same way they are about the exciting new trends in fashion and music.
She actually went as far as to hold a contest for rappers to submit an authentic “hip hop for healthcare song.” There’s $500 on the line for a rapper who can put the energy they put into rapping about THOTs, money, and guns into an authentic song rapping about how important it is to obtain proper healthcare to take care of our bodies. The battle rap is on and the logistics are listed on the hiphopforheathcare.org website.
Many people qualify for financial healthcare assistance, and for as little as $20-$30 per month, they could be fully covered. Sadly, some people just aren’t taking the time to check out what kind of healthcare coverage they can get. Self-employed people actually qualify for the best healthcare rates.
HH4 Healthcare participant Charles Williams runs Healthful Essence (875 York Ave. SW), a small healthy eating restaurant in Atlanta’s West End. Williams also sells alkaline water at Healthful Essence. Visitors to the restaurant he runs with his mother include Jermaine Dupri, who recently stopped in with actress Kimberly Elise.
We must begin to value health care. African Americans must secure health insurance and seek help when ailments arise. Hiphopforhealthcare.org is leading the charge to help get the message out.
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