In the early 1980s, a pastor in Ohio had a tragic auto accident. Those who knew of his ministry to alcoholics and drugs addicts came to his aid. Within 45 days, all his medical bills were paid in full because of the compassion and caring of fellow Christians. That pastor went on to begin the first health cost sharing ministry of its kind in modern times.
Solidarity HealthShare is following the tradition of making Christian health cost sharing affordable, available, and committed to the common good.
As Pope John XXIII addressed in his encyclical Mater et Magistra the vast field for personal charity (which would absolutely include health cost sharing). He wrote:
“Tragic situations and urgent problems of an intimate and personal nature are continually arising which the State with all its machinery is unable to remedy or assist. There will always remain, therefore, a vast field for the exercise of human sympathy and the Christian charity of individuals. We would observe, finally, that the efforts of individuals, or of groups of private citizens, are definitely more effective in promoting spiritual values than is the activity of public authority.”
Solidarity HealthShare CEO Brad Hahn told PolitiChicks:
“Our organization is focused on encouraging transparent pricing in the marketplace and using referenced based pricing to lower medical costs for American families. Solidarity HealthShare facilitates the sharing of medical needs among members, which saves families money while ensuring that their healthcare dollars are not spent on paying for things they find morally objectionable like abortion.
We believe now is the time to build a healthcare system that respects and defends life, lowers costs for families, and provides access to high-quality care.”
Hahn also explained:
“We have had significant growth in our membership since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed due to the egregious conscience violations under the law. Since were are exempt from ACA, we are able to provide conscience protection to our members.”
Solidarity HealthShare places its members in charge of their own care and unnecessary costs and procedures are eliminated. Members review the treatment they receive and approve the costs. Plus, the organization has a team of professionals that will advocate for its members throughout their medical incident to assist in managing the members’ care efficiently and effectively.
The organization will also be hosting a pre-celebration dinner for the March for Life festivities in Washington, D.C. Its “Celebration of Life” Cocktail Reception will be held on January 18th at 7 pm at Osteria Bibiana (1100 New York Ave NW). The event will honor several key leaders in the Pro-Life movement who have created innovative solutions that promote life.
Emcee Lauren Ashburn of EWTN News Nightly Anchor
Solidarity HealthShare CEO Brad Hahn
Solidarity HealthShare COO Chris Faddis