Thousands of Discerning Americans Wisely Moving to Christian Health Care Sharing


For Immediate Release
March 23, 2017

Jen Retallick, Hamilton Strategies, 610.584.1096, ext. 100,, or Deborah Hamilton, 215.815.7716 or 610.584.1096, ext. 102

Thousands of Discerning Americans Wisely Moving to Christian Health Care Sharing

Samaritan Ministries: For Consumers Faced With Fewer Options and Greater Needs, Health Care Sharing Makes Financial and Biblical Sense

PEORIA, Ill.—Lawmakers are modifying the proposed American Health Care Act in an effort to benefit more citizens, but in the meantime, Americans are still struggling with out-of-control premiums in a failing system.

This week, Sen. Ted Cruz (R.-Texas) was one of the most outspoken opponents of rising costs, saying on “Face the Nation” that in his home state of Texas, family’s premiums rose $5,000 under the Affordable Care Act. Likewise, Arizonans saw their premiums double in 2017, and now, nearly a quarter less are enrolling in government health care, reports the Associated Press.

Samaritan Ministries International (, one of the leading health care sharing ministries in America, has heard from thousands like these who want to find a more affordable way to pay for health care, while at the same time staying faithful to the Bible’s teachings about bearing the burdens of other Christians.

“Many of our potential and new members are surprised to learn that Samaritan members pay a monthly share of just $495 for a family of any size, whether they have two children or 12,” said Anthony Hopp, Samaritan Ministries’ vice president for external relations. “Couples pay $440, and individuals pay a share of just $220 per month. But one of the best aspects about Samaritan Ministries is that our members also pray for one another, and include notes and cards of encouragement and comfort with their monthly shares, which they send directly to other families. The support and prayers Samaritans’ nearly 69,000 families and more than 225,000 individuals receive from other members, as well as the opportunity to honor Biblical principles, is priceless.”

Today, Samaritan members share $23 million per month in medical needs, following the Bible’s teachings to “bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2 | ESV). Samartian members in all 50 states share one another’s needs, are exempt from the Affordable Care Act’s individual health insurance mandate and do not share in needs for unbiblical practices, such as abortion.

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To interview a representative from Samaritan Ministries International, contact Jen Retallick, 610.584.1096, ext. 100, or Deborah Hamilton, 610.584.1096, ext. 102, or 215.815.7716.