Christian Insurance Participants Losing Coverage

By Associated Press | 

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Members of a Christians-only health insurance plan will lose their coverage on Thursday under a judge's order to cease operations.

Franklin County Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate found that Medi-Share doesn't comply with state insurance regulations and shouldn't be operating in Kentucky.

That means some 800 Kentuckians have only one more day of coverage.

Medi-Share President Tony Meggs said members of the Christian health plan were being notified Tuesday that the program ends after Wednesday. Meanwhile, Meggs said attorneys are urging Wingate to reconsider the abrupt end to the program in Kentucky to allow time for members to find other insurance coverage

Medi-Share closely resembles secular insurance, but only allows participation by churchgoers who pledge to abstain from smoking, intoxicating substances, or sex outside of marriage.

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