Comments from its subscribers:
Here's a quote from its CEO:
“As a Christian, I felt it was not right to leave our members hanging out like that. I can’t tell you how many times since then I have sobbed about all those tens of thousands of families who are without the means to pay their medical bills. For many of them, I’m sure it destroyed their lives.”
Joe Guarino has since been convicted of fraud and ordered to pay back $4.7m.
Sharity’s site said its programs “provide an affordable and effective faith-driven health care option for those who believe in individual responsibility, healthy living, and carrying one another’s medical burdens” and cost about half the price of typical health insurance. Members had to sign a Christian faith commitment and agree to abstain from risky behaviors.
Yet another religious exemption that keeps people from having to live by American laws and regulations. The more I learn about how many religious exemptions there are in this country, the more I realize these folks are Christian Sovereign Citizens who legally live by their own rules, not those that the rest of us live by. No wonder they were so pissed off by Covid mandates - they're accustomed to doing what they want and not doing what the government asks of them. It's like a country within a country. I have no idea how to put this toothpaste back into the tube.
“Sharity Ministries” sounds like a satire of “Tegridy Farms” and just as fictitious.
Seems like everyone preys on the religious. I wonder if it’s because they are already primed and conditioned to believe in fairy tales?
Some of the biggest liars, thieves, frauds, grifters, traitors, rapists, and murderers are card-carrying so-called christians.
Maybe the Romans were on to something… 😁
From a story by New Hampshire Public Radio (NH being one of the states where these grifters operated):
”Health care sharing ministries do not have to follow regulations that apply to traditional insurers, including the consumer protections included in the Affordable Care Act. Monthly premium fees are often less than traditional health insurance, though members aren’t guaranteed coverage for any health care procedure.”
I truly hate these jerks who take advantage of dumb and trusting people who think that something labeled “Christian” will automatically be honest, fair, and caring. (Yeah, yeah, I’m sure a lot of their customers are more stupid or greedy than dumb and trusting, but some of them were really deceived.)