Jan
23
2011

Health Care: “Why Didn’t We Sign On Years Ago?”

We hear of so many people struggling to secure health insurance. When they find out the benefits (and ease, affordability and flexibility) of Samaritan Ministries, they wonder, “Why didn’t we sign on years ago?”

I received a letter via Facebook that reminded me of how thankful we are for Samaritan Ministries…

Wendy,

I just want to thank you for the blog post you all had a while back on Samaritan Ministries. We had heard of it in the past through Vision Forum and the Bible Bee but your blog post came at the perfect time and your testimony spoke to us. We have since joined and used your name as our referral so you should be getting whatever bonus they do for that. Thanks for blessing us. I’m so glad to have found you on facebook and to be getting to know you through your blog and cookbooks (and I just won the diet book!)
Have a fabulous day!

Lori Buckner (dd 9, ds 7, ds 4, ds 2)

Testimonies usually say it all. Check out Samaritan Ministries at www.samaritanministries.org, and be sure to mention Chris and I in your inquiry. We want them to know that we are behind them 100%.

About Wendy Jeub

Yes, Wendy Jeub has brought 16 children into the world, and loves each and every one of them. So much so, she'd welcome more!

  • Karsten Peavy

    We do have health insurance through my husband’s job and it is less for us than what we would pay through Samaritan’s Purse. I like the idea of SP, but was wondering for us if there would be any specific benefit to changing?

  • Karsten Peavy

    Sorry, wrong ministry…Samaritan’s Ministry…not purse!

    • Chris & Wendy

      Employment paid plans is probably the largest barrier to signing up. If you pay less at work, that may be the deciding factor. We, however, would still buy into it because of Samaritan’s support of midwifery. We are big into midwifery, and many insurance companies will not cover it. There are natural remedies that Samaritan will cover and insurance companies will not (despite the evidence that it is cheaper and better for you).

      The principle of it all is convicting, too. Insurance companies are weighed with bureaucracy and processes that don’t make sense. Samaritan is very personable and caring, and that is worth a lot in our minds.

  • http://www.samaritanministries.org Mike Miller at Samaritan

    Wendy: Thank you very much for your support through blog posts like these. We’re always excited at the Samaritan office about what we do and love it when other members are, too!

    Karsten: Thanks for looking into our ministry. We encourage you to call one of our member development specialists–they’re all great guys and very knowledgeable–at 888-268-4377 about the specifics of what Samaritan membership has to offer. One thing I can tell you is that, unlike health insurance, you don’t have to worry about your money going to support unbiblical practices or lifestyles.

    Please give us a call!

  • Heather C

    My husband has traditional insurance through his job but our son and myself have Medi-Share, which I believe is similar to Samaritan Ministries. I used a midwife for our son’s birth but we like the idea of homebirth in the future and I’m not sure what Medi-Share’s coverage is for that. Do you know if Samaritan Ministries supports homebirth midwives?

    • http://www.samaritanministries.org James Lansberry

      Samaritan Ministries treats homebirths the same as any other childbirth, with one exception. A typical childbirth is shared at 100% of the need above $300, up to $250,000 per incident. With a homebirth, we don’t subtract the first $300, because homebirths are generally much less expensive than a hospital birth.

      James Lansberry
      Vice President
      Samaritan Ministries

      • Chris Jeub

        That is fantastic of the ministry. Thank you for posting, Mr. Lansberry!

  • Rachel

    This is for healthy people, right? My son has a metabolic condition and some other (related but treated on their own) issues. I have asthma. I’m correct in assuming this is for those who don’t typically have health expenses?

    I hear a lot of people struggling too..but most of those wouldn’t qualify for this program. Please correct me if I’m wrong about this! I don’t know what the answer to the health care problems in our country might be and I am glad there is a more affordable option for some people anyway!

    I’m loving this blog.

    • Chris Jeub

      The good people at Samaritan will work with people, but I really don’t know the details. Like any insurance company, “insurance” means insurance in case something goes wrong, not obligated to benefits after the fact.

      Case in point: The year we signed on, Wendy was pregnant. They wouldn’t cover that particular pregnancy, but they did the ones that followed. I don’t think this was unreasonable at all.

      I’d encourage you to contact them directly, Rachel. Let us know how it goes!

  • http://www.kendavis.com Ken Davis

    Chris,

    What a great service you provide with this blog and sharing your insights with others. Thanks.

    • Chris Jeub

      Thank you, Ken! We appreciate your good work, too.