While I can't endorse either of these, there are two that I have found and may be worth further research for those interested.
Liberty Healthshare. Instead of requiring that members be Christian, Liberty Healthshare requires belief in their set of principles. To quote from the site:
Our Statement of Shared Beliefs is as follows:
- We believe that our personal rights and liberties originate from God and are bestowed on us by God, and are not concessions granted to us by governments or men.
- We believe every individual has a fundamental religious right to worship the God of the Bible in his or her own way.
- We believe it is our biblical and ethical obligation to assist our fellow man when they are in need according to our available resources and opportunity.
- We believe it is our spiritual duty to God and our ethical duty to others to maintain a healthy lifestyle and avoid foods, behaviors or habits that produce sickness or disease.
- We believe it is our fundamental right of conscience to direct our own healthcare, in consultation with physicians, family or other valued advisors, free from government dictates, restraints and oversight.
For more on how their program works, see the FAQ.
Altrua Healthshare. The eligibility requirements for Altrua make no reference to religion. Instead, members must agree to the following:
- Believe in caring for one another
- Live a clean and healthy lifestyle
- Abstain from the use of tobacco and illegal use of drugs
- Refrain from sexual relations outside the bond of marriage between a man and a woman
The other healthcare sharing ministry we have discussed is Samartian Ministries International, which is also only open to Christians. See this previous post for a comparison of Medi-Share with SMI.
Do you know of any other healthcare sharing ministries? If so, please let us know in the comments.