As the deadline for signing up for health insurance looms near, a new type of coverage is gaining popularity- Christian Health Care Co-Ops.
In some ways it is similar to ordinary insurance:
“It works just like insurance. I have an insurance card. I show it just like anyone else would. I have a deductible. I have a monthly premium that I pay,” explained Eileen Wade, who joined the health care sharing ministry, Medi-Share, in 2011.
One of the reasons Christian Health Care Co-Ops are popular is because of the more affordable price tag than other insurance, largely due to a “healthier lifestyle.”
The nation’s three largest ministries boast more than 242,000 members, spanning all 50 states, who agree to live so-called biblical lifestyles — meaning regular church attendance; no drugs, tobacco, or sex outside of marriage; and limited alcohol consumption. Read the rest here.
Critics are of course giving these health care alternatives flack saying they are not “real insurance,” as large ticket medical treatments are paid for out of a joint purse.
Hmmm….so the healthier carry the cost of the sick. That sounds eerily similar to me how regular insurance works. But hey, what do I know. I’m not a health care bureaucrat.
Now, if these Christian Health Co-Ops with “conservative” lifestyles prove both healthier and save consumers money; how long until the ObamaCare Popo comes along and shuts it down?