By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- A judge has ordered a Christians-only health care ministry to cease operations in Kentucky, unless it can get approval from the state Department of Insurance.

Franklin County Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate entered that ruling Tuesday against Medi-Share, a Florida-based cost-sharing ministry that 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.

Medi-Share has continued to operate in Kentucky a year after the state Supreme Court ruled it is subject to the same regulations as secular health care plans. Medi-Share contends its participants aren't buying insurance, but are involved in a charitable endeavor to help cover medical bills of fellow Christians and potentially have their own expenses covered should the need arise. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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