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Opponents of Health-Care Law Turn to Faith-Based Nonprofits to Cover Medical Expenses

posted on June 9, 2014

Sandhya Somashekhar of The Washington Post reports on the growing number of individuals who oppose the Affordable Care Act and have sought out nontraditional alternatives—especially faith-based groups—for medical coverage. In many of these groups, participants pool their money together and pay for medical expenses out of that common pool; in addition, in most of the groups, expenses deemed non-Christian—such as abortions and contraception—are not eligible to be covered. “Experts warn that there is significant risk in joining these ministries,” Somashekhar writes. However, she also notes that “longtime members say the ministries work.”

Read at The Washington Post