I’ve seen a couple of stories in the past few days suggesting that the media is becoming aware of health care sharing ministries as an alternative to conventional health insurance. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anybody familiar with them, given that they provide an affordable and effective way to opt out of Obamacare while still having access to affordable care and protection from major medical expenses.
The article last week on DelawareOnline includes several stories of individuals and families and their experiences as health care sharing ministry members, I’ve excerpted them below
Daniel and Katlyn Street don’t have health insurance. But they do have a new baby girl, a new approach to health care and something they weren’t expecting at all – a new handmade quilt.
The quilt arrived Thursday, sent by someone they have never met, who – along with scores of other people around the nation – also sent money, notes of encouragement and prayers on behalf of the young Seaford couple as they welcomed little Adelyn last fall.
Obamacare doesn’t work like that. Employer-sponsored health insurance doesn’t work like that. Just paying cash at the doctor’s office doesn’t work like that, either.
But Samaritan Ministries, which counts the Street family among its members, isn’t health insurance. It is part of a little-known national network of “health care sharing ministries” that link their members to kindred souls who pool their resources and promise to cover each other’s health care needs…
Katlyn Street said her family got more than 75 notes with financial support enclosed…. Continue reading