Fall is finally here. The air is crisp, the sunlight is golden, and the leaves show off their best sides. There’s just something about it. But as enjoyable as this time of year is, it’s also when many of us find ourselves struggling to maintain wellness on multiple fronts.
You've probably heard the slogan "no farms, no food" before. It seems fairly obvious, but these days, most of us have lost our connection to the work that goes into providing what goes on our plates. And while farms are essential, they are only land and buildings without committed farmers who are willing to get up before the sun, in all kinds of weather, in order to steward the land and animals in their charge.
Getting the most medical care for your money
John Hunt, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Thirty-to-Fifty percent of medical procedures and tests are wasteful. As members of a Christian healthcare sharing ministry, each of us is obliged to think conscientiously about the choices we make regarding medical expenses. Certainly, if I ask my community to share in my medical expense, I ought to work very hard to make sure that the expense is reasonable.
Member Has A Healthcare Eye-Opener: When Costs Became Her Number One Concern, Karen Found Liberty HealthShare
Whatever your reason for joining Liberty HealthShare; whether it’s our community of like-minded people, the freedom that comes with directing and managing your own healthcare, or the financial responsibility you can exercise as a member, we are glad you are here. It is our goal that you experience all these benefits and more through your membership. Just recently, Karen O. from Florida shared her impressions with us:
At Liberty HealthShare, our goal is for our members to have an experience they want to share with others. That’s why it is so rewarding for us when we find out a new enrollee has been referred to us by a friend or family member. Knowing your experience as a Liberty HealthShare member has led you to tell others about us confirms our hard work is having an impact.
At Liberty HealthShare, we are often asked questions about our guidelines regarding pre-existing conditions. We frequently experience members as well as health care professionals referring to Liberty as insurance. It is important for our members to remember that Liberty is a cost-sharing ministry, not an insurance company. Insurance companies, HMOs, PPOs, and the like have dictated our healthcare options for years. Because we are a healthcare sharing ministry, we are free from insurance! We are free to choose our physician, choose our hospital, and choose our pharmacy. We are in charge of our own healthcare. As members of Liberty HealthShare, we must take the role of stewards who strive to minimize cost for all of our members.
I was at a conference in Washington, D.C. when I received a reminder email concerning my October newsletter article. Friends and colleagues suggested I could write about autumn and highlight fall spices that can help address certain health conditions. Although it was a good and timely suggestion, as I did some sightseeing in our nation’s capital, I found inspiration in an unlikely place. I noticed there was a fast food establishment on just about every corner, and it got me thinking about a national epidemic that likely affects all Liberty HealthShare members, either personally or by association. That epidemic is obesity.