Tag Archives: Health care sharing ministries

Washington Post features Americans opting out of Obamacare

Nearly two and a half months ago, I posted here that a reporter had contacted me and was looking for people to interview who had chosen to opt out of Obamacare. Several dozen of you responded, and I was able … Continue reading

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March notes from The Self Pay Patient

Once again I find myself with a stack of items that aren’t necessarily worth a full blog post on their own (or at least, I don’t have the time at the moment to give them the attention they deserve in … Continue reading

Posted in Critical Illness, Accident, & Fixed Benefit Insurance, Health Sharing Ministries, Telemedicine | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Hospital billing negotiators can save patients big money

One of the most important things for self-pay patients to be able to do is to get real prices from hospitals and surgical facilities before they actually undergo treatment, by using tools such as the Healthcare Blue Book or Medi-Bid. Doing so can save the … Continue reading

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Fixed-benefit insurance policies an alternative to ‘comprehensive’ insurance

Today the Wall Street Journal has a fascinating op-ed piece titled ‘The Man Who Was Treated for $17,000 less,’ written by Dr. Jeffrey Singer of Arizona. The story resembles many that I’ve written about here, with unsuspecting self-pay patients potentially … Continue reading

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Health Care Sharing Ministries – an alternative to Obamacare insurance?

A little-known alternative to traditional health insurance may be ready to step into the limelight. Health care sharing ministries, which have been around for nearly three decades, aren’t actually insurance but they can fill the same role as insurance for many … Continue reading

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