Several years ago I came across medical repricing as a means of paying reasonable and customary rates for medical services even when the individual does not have insurance. At the time (nearly 12 years ago) this seemed like an alternative to simply going to the doctor or hospital and not knowing what you would pay for a diagnosis or procedure.
A friend recently told me about health care ministries. With a name like that you can imagine that most of the agencies are run by and for those with one religious affiliation or another. However, there is at least one organization that simply requires (maybe the wrong word) you to support religious liberty.
I searched the E-R forum and didn't find any threads on the subject. I don't want to head down the road of inflammatory discussion - I'm hoping we can remain in a positive direction and avoid having this thread become bacon.
Both health care sharing and medical repricing have their place I suppose. Now that I've seen health care sharing I like the idea in principle and would like to know more about it.
Does anyone have experience with health care sharing or medical repricing. I'd like to hear your comments.
So here are a few links that you might find interesting:
lots of interesting information in a blog format
2) Several health care ministry web sites
Home - Liberty HealthShare
Samaritan Ministries International - Samaritan Ministries International
3) Medical repricing web sites:
How the Plan Works
A&G Claim Repricing Solution