Christian Care Ministry is a not-for-profit organization based in Melbourne, Florida. It was founded by Dr. E John Reinhold in 1993, as a division of the American Evangelistic Association , with the goal of providing what it calls "biblical healthcare solutions" for Christians. The organization's main focus is their family healthcare program, Medi-Share, a medical bill sharing system based on principles from the Bible as outlined in Galatians 6:2. Medi-Share's affordable healthcare plan, that is exempt from the mandate to purchase health insurance under the Individual Mandate of the Affordable Care Act, has attracted many consumers. With a program membership population of 317,576 as of October 2017, Christian Care Ministry currently operates in all US states. Since 1993, members of the organization have shared and discounted medical expenses amounting to more than $2.1 billion. The common thread running through all of Christian Care Ministry's programs is the emphasis on a "healthy Biblical lifestyle". Christian Care Ministry is recognized by the American Heart Association as a Gold Level Fit-Friendly Company. Along with Samaritan Ministries and Christian Healthcare Ministries, Christian Care Ministry represents one of the three largest Christian healthcare sharing ministries in the U.S.