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Buyer Beware: Health Care Sharing Ministry Sharity Leaves 10K Families with Millions in Unpaid Bills

Wed Apr 20, 2022 4:41 am

The network went bankrupt in the face of ongoing legal challenges, and regulators don’t expect members will receive the $50 million-plus they’re owed.

https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/ ... y-unp.html

Sharity officially dissolved as of December 2021. Court liquidation documents filed in October 2021 state that the ministry held over $300 million in unpaid member claims. Guarino, who resigned in August 2021, said he had no idea how the amount of unpaid requests went up six times from the original $50 million that the board knew about months earlier. The other four board members could not be reached or declined to comment.

Aliera, a vendor to Sharity, was found guilty of fraud in a federal class-action lawsuit in November 2021 with judgments of over $4.7 million and was forced into Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings the following month. A liquidation trust for Sharity has been set up to distribute the remaining money to members with outstanding bills; however, according to a New Hampshire Department of Insurance statement, “the money recovered will likely be a fraction of the total.”

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Re: Buyer Beware: Health Care Sharing Ministry Sharity Leaves 10K Families with Millions in Unpaid Bills

Wed Apr 20, 2022 12:40 pm

Hmmm, it's almost like you can easily fool those willing to believe. Teach them to hate The Affordable Care act, and then rob them blind.

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"“Aliera preyed on consumers who, in many cases, thought their monthly payments were being used to help others who shared their faith and religious beliefs. Instead, Aliera and the Moses family funneled its members’ payments into their own pockets,” said Attorney Rob General Bonta. “When members suffered medical emergencies, their problems were compounded by Aliera claiming it had no obligation to pay medical costs. Aliera’s sham business is unlawful and our lawsuit seeks to ensure they are held to account to pay the price for the Californians they lured in and cheated.”

“These allegations provide a chilling reminder of the dark days of health insurance, when some companies took advantage of people by offering Swiss-cheese coverage that was full of holes, when benefits were routinely rejected and people were left with enormous medical bills,” said Peter V. Lee, executive director of Covered California. “The good news is that Californians do not need to put themselves and their families at risk because Covered California’s open enrollment period is underway right now, and thanks to the American Rescue Plan, comprehensive coverage has never been more affordable.”"
 
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Re: Buyer Beware: Health Care Sharing Ministry Sharity Leaves 10K Families with Millions in Unpaid Bills

Wed Apr 20, 2022 2:52 pm

When I first started hearing these commercials, I couldn't believe it. They are encouraging socialist health care. People pay what they can and their bills are covered by everyone. The same socialist health care system we are told we hate and never can have, evangelicals were encouraging.
 
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Re: Buyer Beware: Health Care Sharing Ministry Sharity Leaves 10K Families with Millions in Unpaid Bills

Tue Apr 26, 2022 4:24 pm

If it sounds too good to be true .....
 
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Re: Buyer Beware: Health Care Sharing Ministry Sharity Leaves 10K Families with Millions in Unpaid Bills

Tue Apr 26, 2022 7:06 pm

I'm very cynical, and when I hear some commercial outfit bringing God into the picture, my nonsense-meter goes way up.

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