Samaritan membership 'has been great,' Cliff McManis says

Kathryn Nielson  ·  Mar 30, 2020

Ten years ago, Pastor Cliff McManis was looking for an escape from the rising costs of health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.

He first heard about Samaritan Ministries from a church in the area whose staff were members. Not long after, some friends from his church joined and had two children as members.

“I thought, ‘Wow!’” Cliff says.

Eventually, his family joined. Cliff’s church, Creekside Bible Church in Cupertino, California, now offers Samaritan membership to its staff.

Cliff says health care sharing has worked out well for him and his wife, Debbie. Her surgery for a benign tumor was discounted 60 percent.

“It’s been great,” Cliff says.