Fighting For the Health of Our Communities

Artist: Tumisu

Fighting For the Health of Our Communities


In early 1990, I was newly married, finishing my undergraduate degree, and taking home a part-time income cashiering and bagging groceries. I was also pregnant with my first child, and over the course of the next two years become a parent to two young girls.

Giving birth was my first adult encounter with the healthcare system. After experiencing birth complications with one delivery, I realized how disparate the standards of care were at different hospitals using different doctors.

Fast forward to 2017. I was working in the health insurance industry as a broker, designing and managing plans for employers. Access to high-quality healthcare varied radically in the U.S., even for those covered by insurance, and American health metrics were low compared to those in other developed nations. Healthcare had become a mega-money industry where consolidated health systems, insurers, and venture capital firms were making big bucks off the backs of hard-working Americans and their employers. How could our country be spending more on healthcare than any nation in the world yet have such poor health?

I co-founded K2 Strategic LLC in 2017 to be part of the solution. Quality, affordable healthcare should be a right, not a privilege. We partner with like-minded physicians, nurses, and administrators to design employer-sponsored health plans that deliver higher quality health care at a significantly lower cost than traditional health insurance.

Restoring health and financial dignity to Americans and their employers is our mission.  

Fighting for the health of our communities against the big business of healthcare is a daily battle.

I do it for people like 1990s me who had no idea where to turn to get quality care at an affordable price. Aligning my personal and professional mission as an entrepreneur is the hardest yet best decision I have made. 

 

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