The Corinthian Plan, the Mennonite Church USA health care plan, is featured in the September 22 issue of the Christian Century. The bi-weekly magazine carries staff writer Amy Frykholm’s four-page article titled “Health-care Option: A Mennonite Plan for Mutual Aid.”
The article offers personal stories from Mennonite pastors, a look at the Corinthian Plan as well as its background and reasons for its need.
Frykholm interviewed Keith Harder, the denomination’s health care access project director whose sole work for several years has been to oversee implementation of a viable health care option for the denomination’s pastors. In addition, she contacted a handful of Mennonite pastors, including Juanita Nuñez, moderator of the Iglesia Menonita Hispania.
The writer talked with Marco Guete, conference minister of the Southeast Mennonite Conference. She interviewed Timothy Jost, who crafted the resolution the Delegate Assembly passed in July supporting legislation that would extend health care coverage to all Americans.
“The tenor of the Mennonites’ conversation and the honesty with which they have faced the dilemma is a model for the nation,” Frykholm writes.