More Christians Finding Health Care That Is Consistent with Their Faith
Growth Shows That More Christians Are Choosing Health Care Sharing as a God-Honoring, Direct-Sharing Method of Health Care
PEORIA, Ill.—After 25 years of heath care sharing, Samaritan Ministries International (samaritanministries.org), one of the leading health care sharing ministries in America, is helping more than 82,000 member households (270,000 individuals) share approximately $29 million in medical needs person-to-person each month through this direct-sharing, effective, affordable and God-honoring model of health care.
Over the past six years alone, the number of Samaritan Ministries’ member households has increased by more than 250%, so well over a quarter of a million members are now joined by a core set of values, affordable costs and the freedom from networks. Plus, members also lift up their fellow brothers and sisters in Christ through prayer and personal notes and cards of encouragement.
In the 10-year period from 2009 through 2018, Samaritan Ministries members shared $1.2 billion in health care needs. Yet the monthly share has never exceeded $495 for a family of any size and is even less for two-person and single-person households.
Members of Samaritan Ministries overwhelmingly report they are “happily uninsured,” while enjoying these advantages of health care sharing:
- Transparency about the real cost of care, helping lower costs to members.
- Freedom from restrictive networks, so members can choose the best doctors, care options and facilities for their families.
- Receiving shares directly from fellow members to pay for medical expenses is a life-changing and emotionally comforting experience.
Samaritan Ministries members report extremely positive experiences, like:
- “All needs: from cataracts, hernia surgeries, to pancreas surgery have been taken care of quickly and expeditiously.”—Members Tol and Dan of Tennessee
- “We’ve saved over $12,000 in the past year compared to the cheapest, highest deductible bronze plan on the exchange. With Samaritan Ministries, it is being fully shared.” —Members Joe and Bethany of North Carolina
- “Brenda was diagnosed with a brain tumor known as a schwannoma. All the costs combined carried a list price of about $240,000. Being members of Samaritan Ministries, out-of-pocket expenses came to $300 in total.”—Members Brenda and Rob of Oklahoma