A Christian Health Nonprofit Saddled Thousands With Debt as It Built a Family Empire Including a Pot Farm, a Bank and an Airline

Ryan Gabrielson and J. David McSwane of ProPublica report that Liberty HealthShare, a Christian healthcare sharing ministry owned by the Beers family, has defrauded its customers by funneling consumer payments into at least 35 other companies owned by the same family. They write, “For generations, members of the Beers family of Canton, Ohio, have used Christian faith to sell health coverage to more than a hundred thousand people.” They continue, “Instead they delivered pain, debt and financial ruin.” The Beers family has been investigated several times by state and federal authorities but has faced few consequences and continues to operate Liberty HealthShare. They deny any wrongdoing.

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