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MEDICAL SHARING: An Inexpensive Alternative to Health Insurance

MEDICAL SHARING: An Inexpensive Alternative to Health Insurance

Health Care Sharing Ministries are exempt from the Obamacare individual insurance mandate. More than 100,000 Americans have found an alternative to health insurance in what used to be called medical sharing groups and is now called health care sharing ministries. 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

If the U.S. Senate version of health insurance reform passes and premium costs increase as predicted by the Congressional Budget Office, medical sharing may be one of the only ways for Americans to get affordable coverage," says Twila Brase, president of CCHC

Small Business Endangered by Health Insurance Reform

This policy brief summarizes some of the major requirements that health care reform legislation under consideration at the federal level will impose on smaller businesses, including the expected impact on entrepreneurship and business expansion.

Small Business Endangered by Health Insurance Reform

The health insurance reform bills proposed by Speaker Pelosi and Senator Reid pose serious threats to the viability of small businesses across the country," says Twila Brase, president of CCHC, and co-author of the policy brief.

Executive Summary - Small Business Endangered by Health Insurance Reform

Read the short concise summary of CCHF's detailed report on how Obamacare will impact small businesses in America.

CCHC Analysis of Massachusetts "Universal Coverage" Bill

Massachusetts' “universal coverage” legislation with the "Connector" mimics the government bureaucracy and bureaucratic controls of the 1993 Clinton Health Security Act and the 2011 so-called Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

EBM: How Technocrats are Taking Over the Practice of Medicine

Looming on the visible horizon of American health care is  new attempt to control the practice of medicine and limit—indeed ration—patient access to health care services. While doctors often refer to it as "cookbook medicine," this quickly advancing strategy is best known by the name "evidence-based medicine" (EBM).

Right to Health Care

Senator Edward Kennedy says he will support Ballot Question 5 in Massachusetts to mandate universal health care coverage and limit the independent decisions and operations of health plans. According to the Boston Globe (11/1/00), "Kennedy, considered by many to be the nation's leading liberal health-care lawmaker, said Question 5 fits with his lifetime political mission of establishing universal health care. He said a yes vote here may spur other states to adopt similar policies."

Health Care Around the World

Sending American Health Care Dollars to Mexico? According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,"The United States and Mexico have reached a formal agreement to establish the U.S. - Mexico Border Health Commission (BHC)...The Commission will serve as a forum to discuss shared health concerns and find ways to improve the health status of people living along the border." Secretary Shalala signed the agreement on July 14, 2000.

Physician Groups Declare"Right" to Health Care an Issue for 2000

According to a U.S. Newswire Report, the American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Emergency Physicians, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine, and American College of Surgeons, have seperately and collectively decided to pursue universal health insurance.