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Continuing in the vein of using our imagination beyond single payer for all being the only hope.

As you look towards retirement (since this is the Retirement Investing board), I would hope that you are aware that those eligible for Medicare must use Medicare A & B as their primary insurance, and Medishare only pays based on what Medicare doesn't pay.

If I recollect, some (many?) pre-existing conditions are ok on (some) medishare type programs.

Only with significant limitations. From the Medi-Share website https://www.medishare.com/blog/how-does-medi-share-work-with...

Although Medi-Share was designed primarily for new and unexpected illnesses or injuries, some pre-existing conditions may be eligible for sharing.

Medical bills for treatment of a pre-existing condition (a condition that existed prior to membership) are eligible for sharing as follows:

Up to $100,000 per Member per calendar year IF:
- The condition has gone 36 consecutive months without signs, symptoms, treatment or medication OR
- The Member has shared faithfully for 36 consecutive months (has been a member for 3 years)
Up to $500,000 per Member per calendar year IF:
- The condition has gone 60 consecutive months without signs, symptoms, treatment or medication OR
- The Member has shared faithfully for 60 consecutive months (has been a member for 5 years)


AJ
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