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How Christian Healthsharing Provide Support To Your Family

How Christian Healthsharing Provide Support To Your Family Families everywhere seek health insurance plans at the best possible prices, but many struggle to find options that align with their faith and financial goals. Most health insurance options not only comes with an inflated price tag but also cover procedures religious

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The History of Christian Healthcare

Healthcare Sharing has entered its 28th year since being birthed. While many people are now aware of this healthcare alternative, there are many things that have changed. Because of the changes that have been made and the number of healthcare sharing organizations available today, we thought it might be interesting

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The Founding Fathers Made Healthcare Freedom Possible

The Founding Fathers made healthcare freedom possible Independence Day is more than an annual display of patriotism. For Americans, it is an opportunity to celebrate our freedom and reflect on the reasons for the nation’s formation back in 1776. The Founding Fathers took their responsibility seriously, including establishing a society

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The Best 4th of July Party Food Ideas

The Best 4th of July Party Food Ideas For many Americans, July Fourth is a laidback summer holiday often involving fireworks and family cookouts in the backyard. Wow your guests with these tasty dishes. Of course, no party would be complete without a good juicy burger and this recipe is

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Comparing Christian Health Share Ministries? Here’s Our Guide.

Comparing Christian Health Share Ministries? Here’s Our Guide To Finding The Best Fit Many families seek relief from an insurance marketplace that they see as overpriced and unsupportive of their Christian ethics. Healthcare sharing ministries provide an alternative to traditional insurance by allowing people of faith to share the costs

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Why Ministry Health Matters To Your Family

If your family has made the choice to commit to a life of service we believe that finding affordable ministry health and care for your family should stay within reach. Which is one of the many reasons we started our healthshare organization. We seek to provide you with more opportunities

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Top 8 Tips for Saving Money This Summer

Top 8 Tips for Saving Money This Summer Looking for ways to cut costs this summer? We understand the need to make adjustments as the cost of living continues to increase. As we enter the season of outdoor fun and vacations, summer can easily become a time when we start

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3 Questions To Consider When Looking For Christian Healthcare

3 Questions To Consider When Looking For Christian Healthcare Healthcare Sharing is not insurance, and that means there is a learning curve when making the switch from traditional insurance. There are many benefits to joining a healthcare sharing program; however, there are certain people that may not be the best

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Membership Benefits Offered By Our Christian HealthShare Ministry

Membership Benefits Offered By Our Christian HealthShare Ministry   People of faith deserve high-quality and affordable healthcare services. Yet in recent years, healthcare coverage has become increasingly corrupt and riddled with services that people of faith are forced to pay for, contrary to their consciences and religious values. Many families

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Straight Ahead Live Dr. Robin Goldsmith

On today’s Straight Ahead Live, Dr. Robin Goldsmith joins Chris to talk about her role as President and CEO of St. Gianna Clinic in Green Bay, WI, her work with the Catholic Medical Association, and why primary care is one of the best ways to reclaim a great doctor-patient relationship.

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Straight Ahead Live Dr. John Oertle

On this week’s Straight Ahead Live, Chris invites co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of Solidarity HealthShare, Dr. John Oertle to join him in discussing his background as a doctor, the importance of gratitude and prayer in our health, and what’s to come for members with Solidarity’s new software and Member

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Straight Ahead With Dr. Mike Parker

Solidarity HealthShare is proud to present a conversational docuseries discussing healthcare in America. Dr. Mike Parker joins Chris to discuss the current state of healthcare in America, the doctor-patient relationship, and how his faith has shaped his practice and perspective on medicine.

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Straight Ahead With David Bereit

Solidarity HealthShare is proud to present a conversational docuseries discussing healthcare in America. David Bereit joins Chris to discuss the 40 Days for Life movement, the moral and ethical obligations of healthcare, and how Solidarity HealthShare has been integral to his family the past several years.

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Sharing Report: May 2020

Below is Solidarity HealthShare’s sharing report for May 2020. From May 1 – May 31, 2020, Solidarity HealthShare has received $6,111,228.81 in medical bills on behalf of our members, which was re-priced and shared at $2,306,699.89. This resulted in a 62.3% savings in medical bills for our members. Month Total

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Straight Ahead Live Kirk Fallbacher

On this week’s Straight Ahead Live, Kirk Fallbacher, President & CEO of Advanced Medical Pricing Solutions joins Solidarity HealthShare President Chris Faddis to discuss pricing transparency, “fair and just” pricing in healthcare, and how AMPS helps their clients save money on medical billing every day.

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Straight Ahead Live With Katy Talento

On this week’s Straight Ahead Live, Solidarity HealthShare President Chris Faddis catches up with Katy Talento, Executive Director for the Alliance of Healthcare Sharing. They discuss Coronavirus (COVID-19), her new role with the Alliance of Healthcare Sharing, and updates on healthcare policy since her last time talking with Chris.

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Straight Ahead Live With Brad Hahn

Solidarity HealthShare is proud to present a new conversational docuseries discussing healthcare in America. In this series, we interview industry experts to share insights and opinions on the state of healthcare. On this week’s Straight Ahead Live, Chris Faddis invites co-founder and CEO of Solidarity HealthShare, Brad Hahn to join

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Straight Ahead With Katy Talento

Solidarity HealthShare is proud to present a new conversational docuseries discussing healthcare in America. In this series, we interview industry experts to share insights and opinions on the state of healthcare. Here is our first episode with Solidarity President, Chris Faddis and Katy Talento, Health Policy Advisor. Katy discusses healthcare

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Sharing Report: April 2020

Below is Solidarity HealthShare’s sharing report for April 2020. From April 1 – April 30, 2020, Solidarity HealthShare has received $7,149,380.16 in medical bills on behalf of our members, which was re-priced and shared at $2,501,047.89. This resulted in a 65.0% savings in medical bills for our members. Month Total

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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! As we find ourselves in challenging times, let us never forget that Jesus rose, so we will trust! Easter has come to the world as it in crisis from a pandemic, with social distancing, turbulent economy, and even closed churches. From the darkness of a tomb, Jesus rose

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Sharing Report: March 2020

Below is Solidarity HealthShare’s sharing report for March 2020. From March 1 – March 31, 2020, Solidarity HealthShare has received $5,505,711.91 in medical bills on behalf of our members, which was re-priced and shared at $2,053,376.21. This resulted in a 62.7% savings in medical bills for our members. Month Total

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Dear Member, We are writing to you today to give you an update on how Solidarity is continuing to address Coronavirus (COVID-19) and provide clarity into the decisions we made related to staffing and member services. Responsibly Open As we continue to monitor and adapt to recommended guidelines from trusted

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Solidarity House Call – Special Edition: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Oertle discusses his recommendations surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19) as well as our telehealth program, DialCare. Related Links For Dr. John’s recent letter on Coronavirus (COVID-19), click here. For more information on Solidarity’s “Responsibly Open” staffing and member services policy at this time, click here. For

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Coronavirus Readiness

Dear Members of Solidarity, At Solidarity HealthShare, your healthcare is our number one priority.  With rising concerns over the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to assure you that our sharing power is stable, and we are ready to support one another in this season. As people of faith we stand on God’s

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Sharing Report: February 2020

Below is Solidarity HealthShare’s sharing report for February 2020. From February 1 – February 29, 2020, Solidarity HealthShare has received $6,386,235.24 in medical bills on behalf of our members, which was re-priced and shared at $2,160,650.70. This resulted in a 66.2% savings in medical bills for our members. Month Total

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Sharing Report: January 2020

Below is Solidarity HealthShare’s sharing report for January 2020. From January 1 – January 31, 2020, Solidarity HealthShare has received $3,850,741.85 in medical bills on behalf of our members, which was re-priced and shared at $1,643,400.41. This resulted in a 57.3% savings in medical bills for our members. Month Total

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Affordable Care Act – 2019 Tax Year Information

Under the Affordable Care Act guidelines, members of health care sharing
ministries are exempt from the fines and mandates of the ACA. The IRS has
provided Form 8965 for taxpayers to claim this exemption from the
individual mandate. This form is simple to fill out and easy to understand.

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Sharing Report: December 2019

Below is Solidarity HealthShare’s sharing report for December 2019. From January 1 – December 31, 2019, Solidarity HealthShare has received $44,354,679.37 in medical bills on behalf of our members, which was re-priced and shared at $18,828,081.73. This resulted in a 57.6% savings in medical bills for our members. Month Total

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A Christmas Reflection

Our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Oertle, shares his Christmas reflection and well wishes with us. Join him in contemplating the birth of the Christ Child during this wonderful Christmas octave. Dear Members of Solidarity, It is with great joy that we wish you a merry Christmas season!  We thank you

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An Advent Reflection: Week 3

Each week of this year’s Advent season, we will be sharing a reflection from one of our dedicated staff members. We hope that their words inspire a deeper sense of hope and wonder as we prepare for the coming of Christ. God Comes to Save Us In the first reading

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An Advent Reflection: Week 2

Each week of this year’s Advent season, we will be sharing a reflection from one of our dedicated staff members. We hope that their words inspire a deeper sense of hope and wonder as we prepare for the coming of Christ. Waiting With Joyful Hope When I read Scripture, I

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An Advent Reflection: Week 1

Each week of this year’s Advent season, we will be sharing a reflection from one of our dedicated staff members. We hope that their words inspire a deeper sense of hope and wonder as we prepare for the coming of Christ. “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a

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Sharing Report: November 2019

Below is Solidarity HealthShare’s sharing report for November 2019. From January 1 – November 30, 2019, Solidarity HealthShare has received $39,782,427.94 in medical bills on behalf of our members, which was re-priced and shared at $16,730,360.72. This resulted in a 57.9% savings in medical bills for our members. Month Total

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Program Improvements & Updates

Dear Valued Members, It has truly been a gift to witness our entire community respond to each other’s needs with grace and fervor over the past three years. We are grateful for you and your continued faithfulness to share in the ongoing medical expenses of our Solidarity community. We are honored

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Frequently Asked Questions: Membership & Pricing Update

1. Why is the price increasing? In an effort to be good stewards of this healthcare sharing ministry, we have held off on increasing the Monthly Share and Annual Unshared amounts for as long as possible. At this time, a price increase is necessary to continue the ministry and effectively

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Sharing Report: October 2019

Below is Solidarity HealthShare’s sharing report for October 2019. From January 1 – October 31, 2019, Solidarity HealthShare has received $35,842,493.29 in medical bills on behalf of our members, which was re-priced and shared at $14,916,831.12. This resulted in a 58.4% savings in medical bills for our members. Month Total

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Solidarity House Call – Anxiety

During the month of October, Solidarity recognizes World Mental Health Day on October 10th and Mental Illness Awareness Week from October 6th through the 12th.  I am grateful to belong to and lead a community of Solidarity members who are the only healthcare sharing community to share in medical needs

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Sharing Report: September 2019

Below is Solidarity HealthShare’s sharing report for September 2019. From January 1 – September 30, 2019, Solidarity HealthShare has received $27,449,777.26 in medical bills on behalf of our members, which was re-priced and shared at $11,356,358.97. This resulted in a 58.6% savings in medical bills for our members. Month Total

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Sharing Report: August 2019

Below is Solidarity HealthShare’s sharing report for August 2019. From January 1 – August 31, 2019, Solidarity HealthShare has received $25,576,419.31 in medical bills on behalf of our members, which was re-priced and shared at $10,525,633.10. This resulted in a 58.8% savings in medical bills for our members. Month Total

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Sharing Report: July 2019

Below is Solidarity HealthShare’s sharing report for July 2019. From January 1 – July 31, 2019, Solidarity HealthShare has received $24,041,754.31 in medical bills on behalf of our members, which was re-priced and shared at $9,851,307.33. This resulted in a 59% savings in medical bills for our members. Month Total

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Solidarity House Call – Living as a Steward of Health

The month of July is the perfect time to get out of town on vacation.  Solidarity members living here in Arizona just experienced a whopping 115° Fahrenheit day making it understandable why this is the ideal time to get away.  Most of us take a car, maybe a plane, or

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Sharing Report: June 2019

Below is Solidarity HealthShare’s sharing report for June 2019. From January 1 – June 30, 2019, Solidarity HealthShare has received $20,524,168.63 in medical bills on behalf of our members, which was re-priced and shared at $8,460,642.71. This resulted in a 58.8% savings in medical bills for our members. Month Total

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Sharing Report: May 2019

Below is Solidarity HealthShare’s sharing report for May 2019. From January 1 – May 31, 2019, Solidarity HealthShare has received $17,779,266.04 in medical bills on behalf of our members, which was re-priced and shared at $7,309,789.16. This resulted in a 58.9% savings in medical bills for our members. Month Total

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Holy Spirit Novena

We invite you to join us over the next nine days in praying the Holy Spirit Novena, beginning Friday, May 31. We will be praying LIVE each morning at 10am ET/7am PT on Facebook Live. The Holy Spirit Novena is close to our hearts here at Solidarity. It’s what set

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Solidarity House Call – The Sun: Friend or Foe?

Join me in ushering in the beautiful summer! If you are anything like me, you love this time of year. The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and I can almost smell BBQ on the grill as I picture friends and family enjoying one another’s company in

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Sharing Report: April 2019

Below is Solidarity HealthShare’s sharing report for April 2019. From January 1 – April 30, 2019, Solidarity HealthShare has received $13,995,604.71 in medical bills on behalf of our members, which was re-priced and shared at $5,793,737.00. This resulted in a 58.6% savings in medical bills for our members. Month Total

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Sharing Report: March 2019

Below is Solidarity HealthShare’s sharing report for March 2019. From January 1 – March 31, 2019, Solidarity HealthShare has received $10,115,490.03 in medical bills on behalf of our members, which was re-priced and shared at $4,155,525.69. This resulted in a 58.9% savings in medical bills for our members. Month Total

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Sharing Report: February 2019

Below is Solidarity HealthShare’s sharing report for February 2019. From January 1 – February 28, 2019, Solidarity HealthShare has received $7,209,191.02 in medical bills on behalf of our members, which was re-priced and shared at $3,031,642.41. This resulted in a 57.9% savings in medical bills for our members. Month Total

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Affordable Care Act Tax Information

Under the Affordable Care Act guidelines, members of health care sharing
ministries are exempt from the fines and mandates of the ACA. The IRS has
provided Form 8965 for taxpayers to claim this exemption from the
individual mandate. This form is simple to fill out and easy to understand.

Read More »

Sharing Report: January 2019

Below is Solidarity HealthShare’s sharing report for January 2019. From January 1 – January 31, 2019, Solidarity HealthShare has received $3,150,711.78 in medical bills on behalf of our members, which was re-priced and shared at $1,430,512.31. This resulted in a 54.6% savings in medical bills for our members. Month Total

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Sharing Report: December 2018

Below is Solidarity HealthShare’s sharing report for December 2018. From January 1 – December 31, 2018, Solidarity HealthShare has received $22,055,589.52 in medical bills on behalf of our members, which was re-priced and shared at $8,464,908.34. This resulted in a 61.6% savings in medical bills for our members. Month Total

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Christmas Letter from Solidarity CEO, Bradley Hahn

Dear Friends and Fellow Members of Solidarity,   During the Advent season, we prepare our hearts, minds, and homes for the coming of the Christ Child with great joy: “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.  Let all men know your forbearance. The Lord is at hand.”

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Sharing Report: November 2018

Month Total Amount Charged Amount Shared Discount % January $715,093.34 $265,356.72 62.90% February $1,502,712.79 $552,261.36 63.20% March $862,825.09 $356,216.12 58.70% April $2,218,315.14 $705,903.58 68.20% May $796,392.32 $396,836.27 50.20% June $1,223,796.05 $525,118.01 57.10% July $1,459,622.28 $539,697.29 63.00% August $1,274,567.31 $563,625.97 55.80% September $2,645,255.97 $1,125,484.99 57.50% October $3,289,499.99 $1,034,765.44 68.50% November $2,430,207.41

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November 2018: A Letter from our Chief Operating Officer

Dear Friends and Fellow Members of Solidarity, As we discussed in our last letter, we began bringing over operations from our third-party operations partner last spring. So, in the last seven months, we have grown from three employees to twenty-three! It is no small feat to build the infrastructure and

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Sharing Report: October 2018

Month Total Amount Charged Amount Shared Discount % January $715,093.34 $265,356.72 62.9% February $1,502,712.79 $552,261.36 63.2% March $862,825.09 $356,216.12 58.7% April $2,218,315.14 $705,903.58 68.2% May $796,392.32 $396,836.27 50.2% June $1,223,796.05 $525,118.01 57.1% July $1,459,622.28 $539,697.29 63.0% August $1,274,567.31 $563,625.97 55.8% September $2,645,255.97 $1,125,484.99 57.5% October $3,289,499.99 $1,034,765.44 68.5% $15,988,080.28 $6,065,265.75

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Our Founder’s Story

Solidarity HealthShare co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, Chris Faddis, discusses the trials suffered by his family, which motivated the founding of Solidarity HealthShare.

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A Catholic Response to the Health Care Crisis

(Originally published on Aleteia.org, October 3, 2018) “Every single time I had to make one of those phone calls, my heart was pounding, I was shaking… Insurance gave up on us… they just didn’t want to pay for it.” It had been eight months since Kellie Soper lost her baby

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Press Release: Solidarity to Pay for Natural Fertility Health Care

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Blessed Pope Paul VI’s 1968 encyclical Humanae Vitae, Solidarity HealthShare has announced changes in its Member Guidelines which will allow members to share the costs of medically proven procedures such as Natural Procreative Technology (NaPro Technology) and Fertility Awareness-based training and counseling.

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