RNS: Health-Sharing Ministries Report Growth After Health Care Reform

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Membership in two of the largest Christian "health-sharing" ministries has grown since President Obama signed the massive health care reform bill into law earlier this spring.

Christian Healthcare Ministries and Samaritan Ministries, with a combined membership of more than 70,000 people, have both grown in enrollment, officials said.

"The health care reform bill removes the option of having (no insurance)," said the Rev. Howard Russell, executive director of Christian Healthcare. "The second thing is that the pricing to be part of out ministry is much lower than traditional insurance," Russell said.

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Filed under: * Culture-WatchHealth & Medicine--The 2009 American Health Care Reform DebateReligion & Culture* Economics, PoliticsPolitics in GeneralOffice of the PresidentPresident Barack Obama

Posted June 23, 2010 at 8:00 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. dwstroudmd+ wrote:

Hmmm, could grow lots and lots more:

June 23, 11:40 pm | [comment link]
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