The following is a letter I sent to my senators today. Please keep this ministry in your prayers during this debate over health care!
Dear Mrs. Cantwell and Mrs. Murray,
I want to let you know that I am in a health sharing group called Samaritan Ministries. It is technically not health insurance, rather, it is a ministry that divides up the member's medical costs over $300 among all the other members. Each month, we share money directly with other members. For example, this month we sent our check directly to a family whose 8mo. old son was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and has had two surgeries.
Being a member of this ministry has been such a huge blessing in our lives. Not only do we share our money with the other members, but we also pray for them every day.
My request to you is that you please vote to support ministries like this one. Please make sure that language will be included in the health care bill to support our freedom to share our medical need in this way, without being forced to pay for government insurance.
Thank you so much!
Resident of Bremerton, WA