‘One of the Most Important Promises of Samaritan Ministries Health Care Sharing is That Our Members Know that Their Money Will Never Be Used to End a Human Life’
January 10, 2021
Respect for the sanctity of human life is foundational to Samaritan Ministries International (samaritanministries.org) health care sharing.
“One of the most important promises of Samaritan Ministries health care sharing is that our members know that their money will never be used to end a human life, either by abortion or euthanasia,” said Anthony Hopp, Samaritan Ministries chief purpose officer. “We are committed to protecting life, not taking it.”
Samaritan especially joins in emphasizing the need to protect the vulnerable during Sanctity of Human Life Month. This year, Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, when churches across America recognize God’s inestimable gift of human life, is on Jan. 23. It is observed every year on the Sunday closest to the anniversary of the fateful Roe v. Wade decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 22, 1973, that legalized abortion in all 50 states.
Likewise, the National March for Life in Washington, D.C. is held on or near Jan. 22. This year, it will be on Friday, Jan. 21. Marches for Life are also held in several states, usually in August or September.
“Every day that we draw breath, we are grateful for life itself and for opportunities to help our members aid other Christians with health care needs,” Hopp said. “We are also praying for an end to abortion, which not only takes a human life but leaves a mother wounded emotionally and sometimes physically as well. Many of our members cite our commitment to protecting life as one important reason for choosing to join Samaritan Ministries.”
“I love helping others with their needs, and I appreciate not having to help pay for a service I don’t agree with, such as abortion, etc.”
Kimberley, who lives in Massachusetts, said:
“Samaritan has saved our family so much money over the years and has allowed us to be better stewards of what funds the Lord has entrusted us with. What is very important to us is knowing that the money we spend on health care sharing will never be used to fund any abortions. In our time of need, we felt reassured by the many members who were praying for us. Thank you, Samaritan and your members!”
Todd and Monica, from California, shared:
“For many years we paid so much for our medical insurance, including high monthly premiums, high annual deductibles and high office visits. We are a one-income family with a photography business. We were apprehensive about joining Samaritan because it was a faith walk. We ‘took the plunge’ a few years ago and it has been a blessing. To know that our money does not/will not go toward abortions, sex changes, etc., makes me very grateful.”
“Samaritan has been amazing to work with! We have been so blessed to share other members’ needs and have the most amazing maternity care we have ever experienced! We love that every time we call a Samaritan staff member takes the time to pray with us. We love that our money is ALWAYS going to support our Biblical values and never to abortion, etc. We are only sorry we didn’t join Samaritan sooner!”
Samaritan Ministries currently has a membership of 284,062 individuals from 84,626 member households.
Unlike health insurance, Samaritan Ministries has no limited enrollment period. Government exchange-based health insurance requires signups to occur only during open enrollment periods unless one qualifies for a special enrollment period due to a “life event,” such as losing coverage, getting married, moving, or having a baby.
Samaritan Ministries health care sharingoffers several advantages:
- There are no network restrictions. When medical care is needed, Samaritan members choose the health care provider, hospital, or pharmacy that works best for them.
- The direct-sharing approach allows members to not only help fellow believers with their medical financial needs but also to pray for and connect with them on a regular basis.
- Monthly shares are hundreds of dollars less per month than the cost of health insurance premiums.