Believers see health-care cost-sharing ministries as 'safe harbors'

 
As Kacie Melvin anticipated the arrival of her newborn and transitioned from school teacher to stay-at-home mom, she immediately knew health insurance was going to pose a problem. So Melvin and her husband, both members of First Baptist Church in Orlando, did something that more and more Florida Baptists are doing. They began to look into alternatives to the increasing costs of insurance, especially for those who are not receiving healthcare benefits from an employer. What they found was heath-care ...

Florida Baptist church planters stress over health-care coverage

 
As Washington begins to debate about whether it will try to repeal and/or replace the Affordable Care Act, Florida Baptist church planters reflect on how they have managed to provide health care protection for themselves and their families, and how a decision on the Affordable Care Act could affect them. Todd Peterson, pastor of the Pulse of Miami Church, purchases his health insurance on the federal government’s health care exchange page healthcare.gov. “I’m ...

More believers drawn to health care cost-sharing ministries

 
Dale Bellis, CEO of Liberty Healthshare, a health-care cost sharing ministry, said there is a massive movement of people leaving the care of traditional general practitioners and moving to what he calls direct primary care physicians. These doctors, who were once known as concierge doctors who treated only the ultra-wealthy, are now making their services available to the general public on a subscription basis. With one flat monthly payment, subscribers can have access to their doctor whenever they need or ...