Pluralistic: 07 Jun 2022 – Pluralistic: Daily links from Cory Doctorow

Cults and cons have a lot in common, of course. Take “health care sharing ministries.” These are fake health insurance programs run by evangelical cults, like Jericho Share (formerly “House of Prayer and Life Inc”), which is advertised heavily to people searching for health insurance, even though it is definitely not health insurance.Writing for Kaiser Health News, Bram Sable-Smith describes how these “faith-based” fake health insurance programs nominally function as mutual-aid agreements in which all the members agree to cover one another’s bills, but who routinely turn down members’ health care claims, leaving them on the hook for bills they can’t afford

Source: Pluralistic: 07 Jun 2022 – Pluralistic: Daily links from Cory Doctorow

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