Medi-Share is a healthcare sharing ministry for Christians who want a Biblical way to manage their healthcare. As a sharing ministry, Medi-Share is not health insurance, but an alternative. What makes it different?
Sharing with other members
Because Medi-Share is not insurance, it is not responsible for paying your medical bills. If you have an eligible medical bill that’s paid, it’s paid from fellow Medi-Share members’ monthly share dollars. Since 1993, 100% of eligible needs have been shared and $3.1 billion in medical needs have been shared and discounted.
Promotes a healthy, biblical lifestyle
Medi-Share members are Christians who agree to live by biblical standards, including:
- No use of tobacco or illegal drugs
- No abuse of legal drugs
- No sex outside of traditional Christian marriage
Furthermore, unlike health insurance, your share dollars will never be used for unbiblical procedures like abortion.
Recent changes to health insurance laws mean that insurance companies are required to insure those with pre-existing conditions. Since Medi-Share is not insurance, prospective members should be familiar with Medi-Share’s guidelines for pre-existing conditions to be eligible for sharing.
People, not profit
At a time when healthcare conglomerates seem increasingly focused on maximizing profits, Christian Care Ministry stands apart as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. This means the focus of Medi-Share is on people, not profit. Furthermore, as a member you have a voice when it comes to creating and amending the program guidelines.
Medi-Share was founded in 1993 as a way for Christians to share in each other’s burdens. Medi-Share is not health insurance but can be a great option for many people. In fact, the Affordable Care Act contains a provision for healthcare sharing ministries so that members are exempt from the mandate to purchase health insurance!
How much can you save with Medi-Share? Find out here!