Don't Become A Victim Of Balance Billing

What Liberty HealthShare members should do if they find themselves in this predicament. 

The Liberty HealthShare payment schedule to medical providers has been shown to be a simple and fair system. However, even after accepting payment for service, some medical providers engage in what is called balance billing.

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Update on Credit Card Transactions

Making Liberty HealthShare cost sharing better and more efficient.

To save our members on banking fees and to bring more efficiency to our sharing systems, we are moving to a single monthly debit/credit card transaction, rather than two per month.

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Understanding Medical Cost-Sharing

In this short video, Liberty HealthShare Executive Director Dale Bellis explains medical cost-sharing and why it restores healthcare freedom to members.

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Not Too Good To Be True

When Dorsee Bernat joined Liberty HealthShare, she was enrolled in the provisional program (now known as HealthTrac) for her high blood pressure. Working with one of Liberty's health coaches, she was able to set and achieve goals she never thought possible.

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There Is An Answer

What if you could join a community that truly makes a difference?  Be inspired to make your healthcare dollars go further, with purpose. There is an answer.

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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:

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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?

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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