Crafters need health care, too

May 2, 2007

Make It

Make It is a new blog about crafting--both the business and the creativity of it. The proprietor, a block printer, recently posted about the health care issue. (She has a part-time job that allows her to get health insurance.) The resurgence of crafting in the past several years, and the growing online marketplace for handmade goods through websites like Etsy, raise some interesting questions. How many people are striking out on their own and starting their own businesses? How many people want to, but don't because of the risks? And for how many people is health care the deciding factor?