I wonder if the people who participate in this are aware that it isn’t even a viable substitute for insurance. Reading the fine print reveals the following:
*]Almost nothing is eligible for “sharing.” People with any pre-existing conditions need not even apply and your membership can be revoked should you become seriously ill. Preventative care is not eligible for sharing and neither is any bill related to psychiatric or psychological treatment.
*]You have to pay substantially more than an insurance premium if you want to be eligible for sharing and there is no guarantee that you will ever receive anything.
*]Appeals to a denial of sharing are decided by a group of seven other members. So, basically, Joe Nobody off the street can decide to punish you, because he doesn’t think you’re Christian enough, by rejecting your appeal.
*]It is run by an organization which is completely opaque about the financial details. Some people are getting rich off of this, but they don’t say exactly how much of the money, they’re shuffling around between bank accounts, winds up in the pockets of the people who run it.
Its a great scheme for people who do not and never will require medical care, but in the real world, eventually these people will need to wise up and realize you can’t pay your medical bills with prayers. :shrug: