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Glossary of Health Care Terms

ACA (Affordable Care Act)
Health Sharing Ministry

In a nutshell, health sharing ministries (or medical cost sharing), are a group of like-minded individuals who agree to come together and help each other pay their medical expenses. These faith-based programs are a community-way to manage unforeseen medical expenses.

Health-sharing ministries are exempt from the requirements of the Affordable Care Act, and if you have one of these plans you are exempt from the tax penalty imposed by not having a “traditional” health care policy.

These faith-based health sharing plans are not considered “health insurance” per se, but your status as a member of one may allow you to be reimbursed for some of your medical expenditures.

A few of the major health care sharing ministries are:

MEC (Miminum Essential Coverage)
Self-funded Healthcare
Stop Loss Insurance
TPA (Third Party Administrator)

What's Incuded?

All our fantastic primary care services PLUS discounts on two images per year at radiology centers in the Central TX area. An "image" may include an X-Ray, Ultrasound, CT with or without contrast, or an MRI with or without contrast.

What are the costs?

Our discounted image rates are as follows:

-  X-Ray: $0
-  Ultrasound $30
-  CT ($90), with contrast ($160)
-  MRI ($210), with contrast ($320).