MELBOURNE, Fla. — In the midst of a contentious health care debate raging within Washington D.C. and across the nation, a health care sharing ministry is providing an alternative to hundreds of thousands of Christian Americans — and some lawmakers are noticing.
Christian Care Ministry — which operates the health care sharing program Medi-Share — hosted Florida Sen. Debbie Mayfield and Rep. Randy Fine at the company’s headquarters in Melbourne, Florida. The recently elected lawmakers stopped by Christian Care Ministry to tour the facility, meet employees and hear about how health care sharing ministries are increasingly becoming embraced as an innovative healthcare payment solution for many Christian Americans.
“It was an honor to host Sen. Mayfield and Rep. Fine and to introduce them to the story of Christian Care Ministry and our health care sharing ministry,” said Ted Squires, CEO of Christian Care Ministry. “The truth is Medi-Share is working for tens of thousands of American families, providing security as they share each other’s health care needs. We are proud of the impact our ministry is having in people’s lives.”
Medi-Share is a healthcare sharing program through which members voluntarily and directly share each other’s medical bills. Since the program’s inception in 1993, Medi-Share members have shared more than $1.2 billion in medical bills.
During his meeting with Christian Care Ministry representatives, Rep. Randy Fine relayed his experience with purchasing health care coverage in the marketplace.
“I purchased my family’s insurance in the individual market for years,” said Rep. Fine. “Since Obamacare became law, I was paying $10,000 a year for my family of four with a $12,000 deductible. We need better options for working families and I was excited to learn about the options available through Christian Care Ministry.” A comparable Medi-Share program for a family of four would cost only $3,228 per year.
Sen. Mayfield praised Christian Care Ministry’s holistic approach to health care, especially in relation to families and family values.
“Your ministry is right on target with what is needed for our families,” said Sen. Mayfield. “Christian Care Ministry is supporting families and treating the spiritual needs along with the medical needs.”
Christian Care Ministry now serves more than 300,000 members through Medi-Share, which is available in all 50 states.
About Christian Care Ministry
Florida-based Christian Care Ministry operates the Medi-Share health care sharing program through which members voluntarily and directly share each other’s medical bills. Since the program’s inception in 1993, Medi-Share members have shared more than $1.2 billion in medical bills. And, because of access to an extensive network of more than 700,000 health care providers, members have saved an additional $690 million in medical costs during that time. Medi-Share has more than 300,000 members nationwide.
More than just health care, Christian Care Ministry is a community of people who share their lives, faith, talents, and resources and pray for and encourage one another. For more information, visit MyChristianCare.org/Medi-Share
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