Alternative to Health Insurance Grows by 477 Percent Under ACA

(This story originally appeared in the Heartland Institute | Image from Heartland Institute)

MAY 16, 2017
By Matthew J. Bolduc

Paid membership in a faith-based health care cost-sharing organization has increased by 477 percent since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law.

More than 225,000 individuals from 69,000 households write monthly checks to help pay the medical bills of fellow members of Samaritan Ministries International (SMI), the organization announced in a press release on April 25. SMI had fewer than 39,000 members in about 14,000 households on January 1, 2010, two months before ACA took effect, according to records obtained by Health Care News. Continue reading…

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