Noteworthy: The Lord goes before us

By by Michael Miller  ·  Aug 22, 2023

What an honor to be part of a ministry that is working hard to manage unrelenting increases in health care costs. But it's still hard.

It can be especially hard for members when it's time to increase Share amounts. Everyone's budget is being stretched thin in these inflationary times. And health care inflation is among the worst offenders.

This month's lead story reminds us of the ways we as members can try to counter health care inflation by working hard to find fair prices and working with our Provider Relations team to negotiate lower bills as a way to keep Share amounts down.

But let's also praise God for His protection of Samaritan members from unfair regulation so that we can continue to share one another's burdens! Starting on page 4, Joel Noble of our Public Policy team describes the efforts of his team and its wins at both the state and federal levels.

In any event, we know where every success originates—whether in making ends meet or in convincing legislators:
"'It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; He will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed'” (Deuteronomy 31:8).

Michael Miller is editor of the Samaritan Ministries newsletter.