Judge Shuts Down Christian Health Ministry in Kentucky
At 12:27 pm on October 03, 2012
A judge has ordered that Medi-Share, a Christians-only health care ministry, cease operations in Kentucky unless it can get approval from the state Department of Insurance.
Franklin County Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate entered the ruling Tuesday against Medi-Share a year after the state Supreme Court ruled that it is subject to the same regulations as secular health plans. Medi-Share is a Florida-based cost-sharing ministry that helps pay medical bills for Christians. Medi-Share contends that it is a charitable organization that help cover the medical bills of members and not an insurance plan. Under the ruling, Medi-Share can no longer accept money from Kentucky residents or help pay bills for people in Kentucky.