Christian Health Insurer Resumes Business In Commonwealth

Jul 26, 2013

Christian health program is doing business again in the Commonwealth. Medi-share pays medical bills for churchgoers who pledge not to smoke, drink or engage in extra-marital intercourse. Christian Care Ministry President Tony Meggs said Kentuckians are already rejoining Medi-Share.  It’s a less expensive alternative to traditional insurance plans because participants tend to be healthier.

Franklin County Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate lifted an order that barred Florida-based Medi-Share from operating in Kentucky. Wingate took the action after state lawmakers intervened, changing the state's insurance code so such businesses can operate here. Wingate's order concludes a decade-long legal battle between the Kentucky Department of Insurance and Medi-Share.