FFRF Action Fund proudly applauds the reintroduction of the Health Share Transparency Act by Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Calif. This crucial legislation is a significant stride towards safeguarding consumers from potentially harmful practices within health care sharing ministries.
Health care sharing ministries often operate with limited transparency and oversight, leaving consumers vulnerable to unexpected limitations and discriminatory practices. The Health Share Transparency Act seeks to rectify these issues by establishing essential standards to protect individuals seeking health care options that align with their beliefs and values.
FFRF Action Fund Chair Annie Laurie Gaylor expresses gratitude to Huffman, stating, “We extend our sincere appreciation to Rep. Huffman for his dedication to promoting transparency and fairness in health care sharing ministries. This legislation is a crucial step towards ensuring that all Americans can access health care services without fear of discrimination or religious impositions.”
Joy Gatlin, the moderator of a Facebook support group for health care sharing ministry members, says, “I have given advice to countless healthshare customers, telling people that the only way to fix their healthshare problems is to blast them online, with their attorney generals, and with the Better Business Bureau. There needs to be better answers to these questions, and the only way to accomplish that is to implement much-needed government intervention. The Health Share Transparency Act will implement basic regulations that will protect the myriad of people who are left vulnerable and incapacitated from their experiences with health care sharing ministries.”
The FFRF Action Fund calls on members of Congress to support this important legislation, emphasizing the need to protect consumers from potential harm and ensure transparency and fairness in the health care marketplace.
FFRF Action Fund is a 501(c)(4) organization that develops and advocates for legislation, regulations and government programs to preserve the constitutional principle of separation between state and church. It also advocates for the rights and views of nonbelievers, endorses candidates for political office, and publicizes the views of elected officials concerning religious liberty issues.