Christian Healthcare Ministries – Financial Case Study

Introduction In my previous post, I compared specific qualifications for four major Healthcare Cost Sharing Ministries (HCSMs). In addition to knowing what the qualifications are, several people have asked about what happens when its time to actually share expenses. For some, the question is simply whether any expenses are ever … Continue reading

Healthcare Cost Sharing Ministries – Participation Qualifications

Introduction Rapidly rising health insurance costs and, for the last several years, the penalty tax provisions of the Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA) have generated considerable interest in alternatives to health insurance. One alternative that is exempt from penalty under the ACA is participating in a religious healthcare cost sharing ministry … Continue reading

2016 Election – Encouragement – My Thoughts Part 2

The 2016 U.S. presidential election is unique in this unfortunate way: the two major party candidates are the most unpopular candidates in (at least modern) American history. Their unpopularity is for good cause in both cases. Yet many people are likely to vote for one or the other, thereby imposing … Continue reading

2016 Election – My Thoughts Part 1

This is Part 1 of 2 of what I have to say about the 2016 election. The major political parties have made foolish choices in nominating Presidential candidates, and I expect most American voters to make more foolish choices next week. Even so, I want to share a couple of … Continue reading

Secession and the Free State Project

In the course of criticizing the Free State Project (FSP) and its participants, some people have claimed that the FSP is a secessionist organization or that Free Staters are secessionists. In response, I’ll summarize the FSP’s actual position, why some Free Staters do favor secession, and why I don’t. I … Continue reading

10th Anniversary in New Hampshire

Occasionally I am asked, “what brought you to New Hampshire?” I can never seem to give a quick enough but good enough answer. Saying, “The Free State Project,” is inadequate, though true. After moving back to California in 1999, it didn’t take long to figure out that living in California … Continue reading

TSA: Dishonest or Incompetent?

I departed Manchester this morning for a week of recurrent training. When I went to go through security, I noticed the longer that usual line. There are two checkpoints in Manchester, one of which is really two checkpoints in close proximity to each other. Half of that checkpoint was closed … Continue reading

TSA’s criminal behavior

When someone commits a crime that damages someone else’s property, they are charged with that crime and (usually) forced to pay for the damages and often other costs. But what happens when government commits a crime? This week, it responded not by apologizing and paying for the damage it caused, … Continue reading