Last month, Liberty HealthShare sent representatives to Cleveland and Philadelphia to meet with those attending the Republican and Democrat National Conventions. Since healthcare is a particularly hot topic this election cycle, we wanted to make sure candidates and their campaigns are aware of our unique status. We are always paying attention to possible policy changes, both at the national and the state level, and we are always advocating for FREEDOM!
Members of healthcare sharing ministries are exempt from the universal mandate to purchase a health insurance policy. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides several religious exemptions, membership in a healthcare sharing ministry being one of them. Liberty HealthShare meets the criteria set forth by the federal government so members of Liberty HealthShare are exempt from the mandate, and we want it to stay that way.
It's no secret, though, that people of faith routinely face challenges to living their faith out in their daily lives. This is why we sometimes send representatives to political gatherings. We had the opportunity to hear from influential people hard at work to protect religious freedom and conscience rights in our nation. We spoke with politicians as well as leaders from ministries, think tanks, and activism organizations. We want everyone to know that healthcare sharing is a good thing, helping Americans every day to share medical costs in a community of like minded people.
Liberty HealthShare does not endorse or support candidates, but we DO support freedom. We all agree when we sign off on our Shared Beliefs:
- We believe that our personal rights and liberties originate from God and are bestowed on us by God and are not concessions granted to us by governments or men.
- We believe every individual has a fundamental religious right to worship the God of the Bible in his or her own way.
- We believe it is our biblical and ethical obligation to assist our fellow man when they are in need according to our available resources and opportunity.
- We believe it is our spiritual duty to God and our ethical duty to others to maintain a healthy lifestyle and avoid foods, behaviors, or habits that produce sickness or disease to ourselves or others.
- We believe it is our fundamental right of conscience to direct our own healthcare, in consultation with physicians, family or other valued advisors, free from government dictates, restraints, and oversight.
At Liberty HealthShare, we take these Shared Beliefs very seriously and also take pride in informing our political leaders that we will continue to exercise and defend these beliefs. We encourage you to participate in the electoral process and continue to be an advocate for FREEDOM!