The Health Care Solution That’s Transforming Family Budgets — and Is Biblically Based

Imagine more control over medical care, plus the ability to 'bear one another's burdens' — this group helps it happen

By HealthZette Staff | August 9, 2019

Many of today’s Christian families are choosing health care sharing for a host of smart reasons — and that includes 82,000 households that are part of Samaritan Ministries International today.

For 25 years, Samaritan Ministries has focused on biblical, responsible stewardship.

It takes that charge extremely seriously.

In this and other cost-sharing health care ministries, Christians voluntarily share each other’s medical expenses so that everyone is covered in an efficient and transparent way.

Samaritan Ministries has been committed to sharing needs among its members in a timely manner, knowing families are dealing with health concerns, medical bills and so many other health-related issues and burdens today.

Here are just a few reasons American families are going this route for their health care coverage needs:

1.) This option gives them the ability to have more control over their care — and a voice in it.

2.) They’re able to heed Christ’s teaching to “bear one another’s burdens” (Galatians 6:2) when they’re part of a biblical community.

3.) With this plan, they have no network restrictions — which gives members transparency of costs and of their care.

Samaritan members report time after time that the direct-sharing process is efficient, that it works, and that it honors God.

Joseph and Bethany Jones (not their real names) of North Carolina noted that they’ve “saved over $12,000 in the past year compared to the cheapest, highest deductible bronze plan on the exchange. And our recent medical expense wouldn’t have even reached that deductible. Yet with Samaritan Ministries, it is being fully shared.” That’s according to material that was shared with LifeZette this week.

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And a woman from Tennessee said she often tells “friends who are hesitant to consider a Christian health sharing ministry that Samaritan has been the only organization to operate exactly as it advertises and promises on the front end.”

“We have felt loved by the Body of Christ and cared for both financially and spiritually,” she added, “as we’ve navigated unexpected family health bills this year. I am so thankful to God for Samaritan Ministries.”

Some $1.8 billion in medical needs has been shared over Samaritan’s 25 years — and members have been glad to know that their needs are not only met financially, but spiritually and emotionally as well.

Each month, Samaritan Ministries’ 82,000 member households (270,000-plus individuals) also pray and send notes, cards and monthly financial shares directly to other member families — connecting these families in an even more direct and personal way.

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This piece originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.

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