Medical Cost Sharing or Health Care Sharing

As health care costs continue to rise, individuals and families face difficult choices about health care coverage. More than 300,000 Americans have found an alternative in medical sharing groups. They have been available for decades, but they are virtually unknown. If you haven’t heard of them before now, you are not alone. 

Medical Sharing: An Inexpensive Alternative to Health Insurance, 2010 - Report from Twila Brase

Safe Haven: How Mutual Aid Can Protect Families in Times of Trouble - 2014 Report from Senior Policy Fellow, Greg Scandlen


Comparison information:

Medical Sharing Ministries - Comparison Chart, 2010 - Including: Christian Care Ministry (Medi-Share), Christian Healthcare Ministries, and Samaritan Ministries

Health Care Sharing Ministries - Comparison Chart, 2013 - Including:  Christian Care Ministry (Medi-Share), and Samaritan Ministries International (Christian Health Care Newsletter)


Medical Cost/Health Sharing Groups:

Christian Healthcare Ministries - 800-791-6225
CMF CURO - 800-840-7471 (affilliated with Samaritan Ministries)

Liberty HealthShare - 855 - 58-LIBERTY
MCS Medical Cost Share - 888-508-3275 (affilliated with Liberty Health Share)
Samaritan Ministries International - 888-268-4377


** CCHF is not affilliated with any health care sharing organization or insurance provider. To understand if a health care sharing option is right for an individual situation, these organizations would have to be contacted directly.