Chairman Gives Update on Chaplaincy Conference

Chairman Gives Update on Chaplaincy Conference

by Don Ingwerson Two weeks ago I shared with you tweets that were being sent during a week-long conference in New York City on chaplaincy and spiritual care research. These tweets showed in real time the excitement and commitment attendees had to the idea of bringing spirituality into health care. I want to share with you the thoughts that George Hanzo, conference chairman, gave about this important conference: This past week, HealthCare Continue Reading

Are You Interested in Answers About the March 31st Deadline?

Are You Interested in Answers About the March 31st Deadline?

by Don Ingwerson The March 31st deadline is fast approaching and I wanted to share with you an article from the Los Angeles Times that you may find helpful. Keep in mind that every day new information is coming out about this health care issue, so I will continue to update you as often as possible! Click here to read the article: Obamacare countdown: What you need to know about the March 31 deadline Continue Reading

Health Care Update

Health Care Update

by Don Ingwerson I'm sharing what I hope is helpful and informative from christianscience.com on our interests in health care. Please click on this link at christianscience.com to read press articles about this health care issue, as well as video and text of recent House of Representatives debate on this current issue. Continue Reading

A Universal Health Care System

A Universal Health Care System

A guest post written by Marc Thompson from Laguna Beach, California I had a very normal childhood spending most of my time outside with friends after school and on weekends – riding bikes, hiking, swimming, running, climbing trees, etc. On Sundays my family attended the local Christian Science Church, where my sister and I went to the Sunday School. Whenever I would get hurt it was my mother who would lovingly clean me up with soap and Continue Reading

Affordable Care Act Resources

Affordable Care Act Resources

by Don Ingwerson March 31st is just around the corner and for anyone who still has questions about the Affordable Care Act, I thought these resource links posted by the Federal Committee on Publication office may be helpful: The christianscience.com website our ACA FAQs page our Insurance page our "How can I help?" page Third-party websites https://www.healthcare.gov (the official website for information on the Continue Reading

Listen to an Audio Chat: A Spiritual Approach to Health Care

Listen to an Audio Chat: A Spiritual Approach to Health Care

Gary Jones, Christian Science practitioner, teacher, and Manager of the Federal Office for the Committee on Publication in Washington, DC, answers questions about turning to a spiritual approach to health care - which was exemplified by Christ Jesus healing multitudes, and by Mary Baker Eddy, who wrote Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, which opened the door of health and healing to millions who read it and practice what it Continue Reading

Update: Who Covers Christian Science Care

Update: Who Covers Christian Science Care

by Don Ingwerson Each year I post the current information on who covers Christian Science care - information that the Federal Committee on Publication office has been collecting for the past several years. Here is their latest information: Various U.S. federal, state, and private health insurance plans provide for the reimbursement of Christian Science nursing care and practitioner treatment. The U.S. Federal Office is actively working to Continue Reading

Former Intern Discusses the ACA

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Elodie Reed, the Government Relations Division's Summer 2013 intern, is now a reporter for New Hampshire's Monadnock Ledger-Transcript. In her hot-off-the-press article, "Find a health care voice: The individual mandate, individualized," Elodie discusses Christian Scientists and the Affordable Care Act. Check out Elodie's article! You may also be interested in Elodie's metaphysical perspective on her summer interning with the Government Continue Reading

No! A Life Saver?

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by Don Ingwerson “One Word Can Save Your Life: No!”  This Newsweek cover made me wonder how a word could save lives. It’s all about tests...too many of them. At first I thought the article was slamming medical doctors and medicine, but I found it to be rather balanced in that regard. Sometimes tests are needed, but simply stated, less is more in the area of medicine. Sharon Begley, the author, states that more health care can sometimes Continue Reading

Prescriptions That Are Outside the Doctor’s Toolbox

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A guest post written by Ingrid Pechke, media and legislative advocate for Christian Science in Massachusetts Patient-driven care, the mHealth movement, the fact that over a third of the population is willing to pay out of pocket for complementary and alternative medicine–this is today’s health care reality. From the latest health apps on their mobile devices to having direct access to their online medical records, more people are taking Continue Reading