RECOGNIZING CHRISTIAN CARE MINISTRY'S 25 YEARS OF SERVICE; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 126
(Extensions of Remarks - July 26, 2018)

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       RECOGNIZING CHRISTIAN CARE MINISTRY'S 25 YEARS OF SERVICE

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                            HON. BILL POSEY

                               of florida

                    in the house of representatives

                        Thursday, July 26, 2018

  Mr. POSEY. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honor of the 25th anniversary 
of Christian Care Ministry, an outreach of the American Evangelistic 
Association. Based in Melbourne, Florida, this not-for-profit 
organization was founded by Dr. E. John Reinhold as a formalized 
approach to sharing healthcare burdens.
  Beginning with a mere 600 households in 1993, membership in Christian 
Care Ministry's Medi-Share program has skyrocketed over the last 25 
years. Through Medi-Share, over $2.6 billion in medical bills has been 
shared and discounted by more than 400,000 members across the nation.
  ``Launched from a kitchen table at our home, Christian Care Ministry 
has served hundreds of thousands through providing a mechanism for 
mutual care. I am proud to have founded this ministry and to have been 
part of what it has meant to so many,'' Reinhold shared.
  After the passage of the Affordable Care Act, Christians recognized 
an opportunity to be part of something bigger than healthcare--a 
sharing community that met the requirements of the new healthcare law 
without compromising their values.
  Christian Care Ministry has not only helped many to faithfully handle 
expensive medical bills, it has also been a boon to the economy of 
Brevard County.
  The mayor of Melbourne, Kathy Meehan, stated, ``by providing more 
than 430 jobs at its Melbourne headquarters and making significant 
financial investments in its facility, Christian Care Ministry has made 
a substantial economic impact on our community. We are proud to have 
the ministry in the City of Melbourne and are grateful for the benefits 
it has provided to our community for the past 25 years.''
  Christian Care Ministry has more than 600 faithful and dedicated 
employees nationwide and are proud of their diligence in providing 
outstanding customer service.
  I urge my colleagues to join me in congratulating Christian Care 
Ministry for 25 years of service and for their dedication to assisting 
those who need medical care.

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