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Responding to COVID-19

At Liberty HealthShare, we are taking the essential steps to help us avoid any potential disruptions or inconveniences the coronavirus may cause in servicing our members.

March 17th, 2020

Why Are Medical Costs So High?

During 2012, the average health care spending per person in the United States was $8,895, which is among the highest rates of healthcare spending in the world. In general, the medical care available today is expensive because of all the training, research, administration, and technology involved in making the care possible. This can be further broken down into specific aspects of care and actions of patients and health care professionals that contribute to high overall medical costs in the United States. Here are a few:

November 14th, 2014

Pre-Existing Conditions And Provisional Membership

Pre-existing conditions are medical conditions with symptoms, medication, or treatment in the past 36 months. Among the top three questions asked about Liberty HealthShare is this: "How do you handle pre-existing conditions?"

October 13th, 2014

Liberty HealthShare: Too Good To Be True?

With the new Affordable Care Act (ACA) now passed into law and in full effect, people are wondering what options they have to pay for their medical costs. One approach that isn’t commonly talked about is healthcare sharing or medical cost sharing. It is acknowledged in the ACA, but many people do not know about it. Of those who have heard of medical cost sharing, many are confused as to what it really is and how it works. Let’s start by saying medical cost sharing it IS NOT insurance, it IS legal, and it has been around for quite some time in faith communities. In fact, it is a biblical approach to paying for unexpected and unaffordable healthcare costs.

October 6th, 2014

First Annual "Run For Your Health" At The Akron Marathon!

The Liberty HealthShare relay team embarks on a new health challenge. The Liberty HealthShare "Run for Your Health" Team: Brandi Heim, Brandon Fabris, Peter Backer, Executive Director Dale Bellis, and Robyn Hughes. In keeping with our commitment to good health, Liberty HealthShare staff, members, and supporters formed a five-person relay team to run in the Akron Marathon on September 27, 2014.

October 3rd, 2014

Provisional Member Program - Making Healthy Lifestyle Choices

...with goals, a time frame, and a push from Sue! Bill Downey, Provisional Member (L); Sue Rohr, Liberty HealthShare Health Coach (R) One of the options Liberty HealthShare offers to potential members is the Provisional Membership. Particularly when pre-existing conditions are responsive to lifestyle changes, prospective members have the option to enroll as a provisional member. The Provisional Member submits an additional $80 share amount per month, is assigned a health coach, and follows a personalized treatment plan agreed upon by the member to change and improve their condition. Many Provisional Members have experienced significant life changes and successes.

July 16th, 2014

Review Of The Self Pay-Patient, By Sean Parnell

While members of Liberty HealthShare may not see themselves as self-pay patients, in the legal realm of medical payments, that is exactly how they are considered. Sean Parnell, author of the blog TheSelfPayPatient.com and the book The Self-Pay Patient: Affordable Healthcare Choices in the Age of Obamacare, lays out a field guide to the many options available to people who have decided to take the self-pay route.

July 16th, 2014

Everything You Need To Know About Healthcare, You Learned In Kindergarten

Liberty HealthShare brings like-minded individuals together to share in each other’s medical expenses. It’s voluntary, cooperative, and supportive. The primary motivation that makes Liberty HealthShare succeed is compassion - people helping people!

June 16th, 2014

A Member's ID Card Experience

Maryann Fitzpatrick recently shared her experience with submitting her Liberty HealthShare member ID card at a provider's office. Here are excerpts from her Facebook post: I used my membership card for the first time today, first at my new primary, and later at a specialist he referred me to. Neither office was familiar with the concept (of healthcare sharing), but both were intrigued.

June 6th, 2014

Doctor, Impressed With Liberty, Joins!

In the fight for healthcare freedom, Dr. Elaina George takes a stand. Dr. Elaina George is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist, a solo practitioner in private practice, and a small business owner, so she understands the struggles associated with our changing healthcare system.

May 6th, 2014

Healthy Baby, With 84% Discount On Vaccines*

When Liberty HealthShare members Matthew Bellis and Jessica Bird-Bellis decided it was time for their young son Davyd to get his shots, they consulted with their doctor. He recommended a round of seven vaccines and boosters, a dramatic procedure for which the Bellis' admit they were not ready.

March 26th, 2014

"Affordable" Shouldn't Mean An Increase In Costs

The Affordable Care Act boasts one specific feature: that it is "affordable" to Americans. Yet according to an article from the National Journal, an overwhelming majority of individuals have reported an increase in costs. ("Obama's Affordable Care Act Looking a Bit Unaffordable" National Journal, 2013)

March 16th, 2014

Liberty HealthShare Providing Help With Smoking Cessation

Liberty HealthShare has created a smoking cessation program that is now actively helping members. Fifty years after the release of the first Surgeon General's report on smoking and health, remarkable progress has been made.

March 6th, 2014

Diabetes And Cold Weather - Healthy Tips From Sue

During the winter months, diabetics may find they have higher HBA1c levels than during the warmer months. Here are some helpful tips for controlling glucose levels and maintaining your health during the winter months.

February 5th, 2014