Lawmaker Pushes Measure to Allow Medi-Share in KY
FRANKFORT, KY - A Christians-only health care ministry that's battling in court for the right to continue operating in Kentucky could get a reprieve from the state Legislature early next year.
Senator Tom Buford, chairman of the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee, has drafted legislation that he intends to introduce in January that would eliminate a legal impediment that has left the future of the Medi-Share program in question in Kentucky.
Medi-Share helps pay medical bills for churchgoers who pledge to live Christian lives that include no smoking, drinking, using drugs or engaging in sex outside of marriage.
The Kentucky Department of Insurance has had the Florida-based ministry in court for the past 10 years.