Diabetes: Types, Symptoms, Risks and Support

For diabetes awareness month, we’re taking a look at some of the symptoms, risks, support, and more for different types of diabetes.

November 14th, 2019

Preventative Care

The shape of healthcare is changing with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) legislation, and one of the main elements about which many Americans are excited is the inclusion of free preventative care in all health insurance under the ACA. This type of preventative care covers an annual physical and other basic tests and screenings that can help identify health problems early on potentially preventing more serious health conditions from developing.

April 10th, 2015

What Makes Medical Cost Sharing Different

As the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has mandated that all individuals have some sort of health plan, interest in different types of options has increased. Liberty HealthShare is not health insurance, but it is medical cost sharing. This type of healthcare is allowable under the ACA. However, there are some things you should understand about how medical cost sharing is different from traditional healthcare options.

March 18th, 2015

Reducing Medical Costs

In the medical world, it seems like costs are always rising. However, there are a few key situations in which costs have actually dropped for individuals. One of these is in the case of members of medical cost sharing ministries, which are allowable under the Affordable Care Act. Liberty HealthShare members actually saw their monthly share amount drop by $50 from 2013 to 2014.

March 15th, 2015

Liberty HealthShare Member Beliefs

Liberty HealthShare's predecessor and parent ministry is a faith-based group that began in 1988 as a group of Christians who shared end-of-life medical and funeral expenses. Since then, the group has expanded to include a wide range of eligible medical expenses, ultimately becoming Liberty HealthShare. We are not health insurance, but rather we make it possible for individuals to share in one another's eligible medical expenses. This is allowable under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and for that reason, it has grown rapidly in recent years.

March 9th, 2015

Heart Disease And Cold Weather - Healthy Tips From Sue

Thank you all for the many suggestions I received for upcoming articles of interest. For March, I chose to address heart disease and cold weather. It is very important to know how cold weather affects your heart, especially if you have cardiovascular disease. People with heart conditions should avoid outdoor exertion, like shoveling snow and walking through heavy wet snow.

March 4th, 2015

How To Discuss Liberty HealthShare With Your Doctor

Presenting your Liberty HealthShare card to your doctor or hospital. One of the best things about being a member of Liberty HealthShare is that you can visit any doctor and any hospital you choose! With Liberty HealthShare, if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor! Our call center often gets questions from new and potential members about how to discuss Liberty HealthShare when seeing the doctor. We're here to help you through that process.

March 4th, 2015

How To File Taxes As A Member Of Liberty HealthShare

"Filing my taxes was simple and easy to do" by Dale Bellis, Executive Director April 15th is just around the corner. The urgency to get your taxes done is building! The 2014 tax year is the first year in which being uninsured will cause individuals and families to be penalized. Taxpayers without health insurance will have to pay a "Shared Responsibility Payment." However, members of Liberty HealthShare are exempt from this additional tax during the months in which their membership is active.

March 4th, 2015

Liberty HealthShare Exhibits At CPAC

The American Conservative Union (ACU) puts on its Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in our nation’s capital each year. Liberty HealthShare representatives attended this year’s CPAC convention February 25-28, 2015 as exhibitors. While CPAC is a highly charged political event, Liberty HealthShare wants to help influence policy makers and public figures about the needs of healthcare sharing members in a non-partisan, non-political way. Liberty HealthShare especially made inroads with legislators requesting that they give equal status under the law to healthcare sharing for employee benefits, health savings accounts, and self-employed deductions.

March 4th, 2015

Self-Pay Patient Tests Liberty HealthShare

For thirteen years, former South Carolina police officer Barbara Pulicicchio had been paying out-of-pocket for her healthcare costs. As a self-pay patient with some medical issues, she was finding it difficult to manage the cost of her care. One day Barbara began reading a book entitled The Self-Pay Patient by Sean Parnell and began learning about the cost-sharing concept. This idea intrigued her, so she began searching the internet for offering medical cost sharing.

March 4th, 2015

Make Your Resolutions Stick

Get over the hump and use these 3 easy steps to achieve your goals. A new year signals hope, opportunity, and for many, the opportunity for significant changes. Some people resolve to lose weight. Others decide it's time to enhance their education. Others vow to quit an addictive habit.

February 5th, 2015

Our Values Based Marketplace

How personal values can lead to better healthcare economics. by Dale Bellis, Liberty HealthShare Executive Director Recently the New York Times posted an article entitled, "Onward Christian, Healthcare" by Molly Worthen. We are so happy to see that the media is taking notice of healthcare sharing ministries, and we are encouraged by the impact it is having on the American healthcare landscape. I was quoted in the article as saying, "success comes 'when the marketplace is given the opportunity to produce solutions on its own.'" However, given the way in which the quote was presented, it seemed as though I believe the reason we share medical bills together is because of the economic advantage; because it is cheaper. This quote was accurate; however, I would like to add context, because it is important to know the driving force behind what we do.

February 5th, 2015

The Members Have Spoken

Two provisions were voted on for the 2015 guidelines. What changes to the Sharing Guidelines, if any, are coming? The annual Liberty HealthShare member vote has been counted. Members were asked to vote on two issues.

February 5th, 2015

Allowable Under The Affordable Care Act

Executive Director Dale Bellis explains the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exemption Liberty HealthShare members enjoy.

January 14th, 2015

Changing America - Informed Not Inflamed

Could the healthcare sharing mentality change our nation? HealthShare Radio host John Daly asked Executive Director Dale Bellis that question, and his answer might surprise you.

January 14th, 2015

Emotional Support

Executive Director Dale Bellis explains how Liberty HealthShare members are able to provide emotional and spiritual encouragement and support to one another through the member ShareBox.

January 14th, 2015

Go Beyond - Informed Not Inflamed

HealthShare Radio host John Daly and Executive Director Dale Bellis discuss members who go above and beyond by giving funds outside their monthly share amounts to assist in charitable efforts.

January 14th, 2015

Liberty Fit Their Lives & Their Business

As entrepreneurs, Kim and her husband needed to find a way to responsibly approach the costs of healthcare. They determined Liberty HealthShare was a good option for them, and they are glad they did.

January 14th, 2015

Lower Costs With Liberty HealthShare

Executive Director Dale Bellis discusses the range of discounts available to Liberty HealthShare members.

January 14th, 2015

Responsible Lifestyle

Liberty HealthShare members are a health-conscious group who believe our bodies are temples to be stewarded and cared for. Watch Executive Director Dale Bellis explain some of the ways in which Liberty encourages greater health for our members.

January 14th, 2015

State Warning - Informed Not Inflamed

HealthShare Radio host John Daly and Liberty Executive Director Dale Bellis discuss the state warnings about healthcare sharing ministries and why we are proud that we are NOT insurance.

January 14th, 2015

We're There To Help You

Staff member and sharing member Jonathan White shares his personal story of community care and his perspective on working at Liberty HealthShare.

January 14th, 2015

What Is Liberty HealthShare?

Executive Director Dale Bellis quickly explains the mission of Liberty HealthShare.

January 14th, 2015

You're In Charge With Liberty HealthShare

Executive Director Dale Bellis discusses the freedom Liberty HealthShare members enjoy as self-pay patients. Members are free to control their own healthcare, make decisions about their own futures, and regain control they haven't previously had.

January 14th, 2015

Pre-Existing Conditions Explained - Informed Not Inflamed

HealthShare Radio host John Daly and Executive Director Dale Bellis give a quick explanation of pre-existing conditions as they are handled by Liberty HealthShare.

January 13th, 2015

Preventative Care - Informed Not Inflamed

You may be a healthy person, but what about the costs associated with well visits? HealthShare Radio host John Daly and Executive Director Dale Bellis discuss preventative care.

January 13th, 2015

Reimbursement Formula - Informed Not Inflamed

HealthShare Radio host John Daly and Executive Director Dale Bellis discuss the formula that makes possible the reduction of costs for Liberty HealthShare members.

January 13th, 2015

Media Personality Skeptical About Medical Cost Sharing

Last spring, John Daly, an award-winning, internationally-known journalist, news anchor, producer, writer, author, and TV host went from skepticism to belief in the validity of medical cost sharing. A media analyst and former guest on The Tavis Smiley Show, Daly tuned in one day and heard Smiley interviewing Dr. Elaina George, a board-certified ENT physician from Atlanta, Georgia and Liberty HealthShare member. During the course of the broadcast, Dr. George mentioned cost sharing and Liberty HealthShare in particular. This unique concept stopped Daly in his tracks. He wondered, “What is this?”

January 2nd, 2015