Apparently, in the United States, you do not have to buy medical insurance, despite the existence of “Obamacare” and what you have heard in the press. Instead, you can sign up to a Christian Medical Ministry.
If you’re asking what?, you’re thinking what I was thinking.
A Christian Medical Ministry is a Christian organization in which each member contributes a monthly amount (lets call it a “premium”) to help cover the medical needs of everybody in the ministry.
This probably sounds like insurance — but that’s where you would be wrong. Insurance would then cover your medical costs, when they arrive. A Christian Medical Ministry does not make any such promises. They only accept your premiums. Oh — and pray for you! That’s important, right?
Here at the Big Bad Blog, we are amazed to learn that there are people who fall for these scams.