Michelle Berndt, OneShare & Richard Lett, LeClair Group
OneShare, which is a Healthcare Sharing program,are programs offered by organizations called Healthcare Sharing Ministries. Healthcare Sharing Ministries facilitate the sharing of medical expenses among groups of individuals and families who have united to share each other's medical bills. Healthcare Sharing programs have become so popular, that In 2015, The New York Times stated that membership has grown recently because of the healthcare sharing ministries' exemption to the insurance mandate of the Affordable Care Act, and that monthly cost of membership in a healthcare sharing ministry is generally lower than the cost of traditional health insurance. In 2015, the Seattle Times also reported that membership has grown significantly in recent years.