The Christian community has always looked out for each other, but many times these lines have been divided among religions: Catholics have been more prone to look out for other Catholics and Lutherans have looked out for other Lutherans and so on. Health insurance for Christians seems to be an area that can unite all Christians… which is a great thing as far as I am concerned. There seems to be multiple reasons why individuals, families and businesses have looked into a Christian approach to health care. In my mind I can actually divide these people into groups and look at a common thread as to why they have joined. One group is those that are very strong Christians and just want to care of other like-minded Christians. The second group is the Anti Obama Care group that just doesn’t want the government dictating to them what they can do and what they can’t do as far as health care goes: they are very aware of the history of mismanagement with Medicare and Medicaid and other federally and state-run programs. I think the largest group that is emerging though is a growing group that is being caught up in what we like to term the “Health Insurance Bubble”. These are people that have recently been “forced” to look for alternate forms of health coverage because of the SHOCKING increases in the cost of health care in recent years. Added to this is the unfortunate fact that many businesses that offered health benefits for their employees could no longer afford to do so. It’s not a matter of business profitability but business survival. So you, the employee, lose your employee plan and are forced to purchase Unaffordable Care provided by the government insurance marketplace.
Oh, let’s not forget that the government has also MANDATED that every citizen MUST have health insurance or they will be fined! The fines have been small in recent years but are anticipated to get higher annually. Without a doubt the number of people turning to a Christian health insurance alternative will continue to grow as long as these laws continue to be enforced by the federal government and the health insurance bubble continues to drive up health care costs.