Christian Care MediShare http://wfpl.org en Hemp, Medi-Share Bills to Become Kentucky Law http://wfpl.org/post/hemp-medi-share-bills-become-kentucky-law <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Steve </span>Beshear<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is allowing a bill regulating hemp in Kentucky to become law without his signature.</span></p><p><a href="/term/industrial-hemp">Supporters of Senate Bill 50</a> were concerned that the governor might veto the bill after continuing expressing concerns law enforcement had with the bill that it would allow increased marijuana growing.&nbsp;</p><p>But those concerns apparently weren't enough to veto the bill, as the governor says he will let it become law.</p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 16:59:11 +0000 Kenny Colston 4852 at http://wfpl.org Hemp, Medi-Share Bills to Become Kentucky Law Christian Health-Sharing Bill Passes House, Could Become Law http://wfpl.org/post/christian-health-sharing-bill-passes-house-could-become-law <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A bill that would allow a</span><a href="/term/christian-care-medishare" style="line-height: 1.5;"> Christian health sharing organization</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to again operate in Kentucky is steps away from becoming law, if it's not vetoed.</span></p><p>Senate Bill 3, called the Medi-share bill after Christian Care Medi-Share, on Tuesday passed the House 88-8 after amendments that require Christian Care Medi-Share to give more warnings to customers &nbsp;that health sharing is not insurance.</p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 16:38:53 +0000 Kenny Colston 4677 at http://wfpl.org Christian Health-Sharing Bill Passes House, Could Become Law Health Sharing Bill Clears House Committee http://wfpl.org/post/health-sharing-bill-clears-house-committee <p></p><div></div><p>A bill reauthorizing&nbsp;a Christian health sharing ministry in Kentucky has cleared a House committee after the insertion into the bill a provision for more disclosure to possible members of the group.</p><div><p>Senate Bill 3, known as the Medi-Share bill, would re-legalize Christian Care Medi-Share to operate in Kentucky after courts ruled them illegal and kicked them out.</p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 18:25:47 +0000 Kenny Colston 4383 at http://wfpl.org Health Sharing Bill Clears House Committee Health Sharing Bill Moves Onto Full State Senate http://wfpl.org/post/health-sharing-bill-moves-full-state-senate <p></p><p>FRANKFORT —&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">A bill that would allow exemptions for Christian health sharing organizations to operate in Kentucky sailed over it first hurdle in a Senate committee.</span></p><p>Senate Bill 3 is known as the Medishare bill, named for the health sharing organization Christian Care Medishare, which was recently kicked out of Kentucky by the Department of Insurance. Medishare operates by pooling money to help pay for members medical bills.</p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 18:46:59 +0000 Kenny Colston 3949 at http://wfpl.org Health Sharing Bill Moves Onto Full State Senate Christian Health-Sharing Bill Gaining Support http://wfpl.org/post/christian-health-sharing-bill-gaining-support <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky Senate Republicans are rallying around a bill to allow a Christian health-sharing organization to continue operating in Kentucky.</span></p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 17:35:38 +0000 Kenny Colston 3794 at http://wfpl.org Christian Health-Sharing Bill Gaining Support Activist Files Civil Rights Complaint Over Christian Health Sharing Battle http://wfpl.org/post/activist-files-civil-rights-complaint-over-christian-health-sharing-battle <p>Kentucky Tea Party activist David Adams has stepped up his battle with the state Department of Insurance by filing a federal civil rights complaint.&nbsp;</p><p>Adams has spent the last three months fighting with the department over the rights of Christian Care Medishare and other Christians-only health sharing organizations, Christian HealthCare and Samaritan Ministries.</p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 16:03:34 +0000 Kenny Colston 1577 at http://wfpl.org Proposed Law Would End the Battle Between State and Christian Health Sharing Organization http://wfpl.org/post/proposed-law-would-end-battle-between-state-and-christian-health-sharing-organization <p>A Tea Party activist is hoping to end a decade-long battle between the Kentucky Department of Insurance and a Christian health sharing organization.</p><p>Christian Care Medishare pools money from members in various states to pay medical bills for members in need. The group has a religious exemption to certain federal rules governing insurance companies. But the state has not made such concessions.</p><p>Now, activist David Adams is teaming up with Republican state Senator Tom Buford to push a bill that would grant Medishare its exemptions.</p> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 17:05:01 +0000 Kenny Colston 1353 at http://wfpl.org Proposed Law Would End the Battle Between State and Christian Health Sharing Organization Judge Sets Hearing in Christian Health Care Group Controversy http://wfpl.org/post/judge-sets-hearing-christian-health-care-group-controversy <p>The dispute between a Christians-only health plan and the Kentucky state government will result in a court hearing later this month.</p><p>Medi-Share is a Florida-based ministry. Members can pay into the plan, then withdraw funds to pay medical bills. The state Supreme Court has classified Medi-Share as an insurance company that is not allowed religious exemptions to state law. Recently, <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/tea-party-joins-fight-between-state-and-christian-health-sharing-group">the dispute garnered the attention of local tea partiers</a>, who&nbsp;took Medi-Share&#39;s side.</p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 21:22:05 +0000 Gabe Bullard & The Associated Press 1233 at http://wfpl.org Judge Sets Hearing in Christian Health Care Group Controversy Tea Party Joins Fight Between State and Christian Health-Sharing Group http://wfpl.org/post/tea-party-joins-fight-between-state-and-christian-health-sharing-group <p>A decades-long court fight between a Christian health organization and the Kentucky state government is drawing the ire of some Tea Party activists.</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 17:50:00 +0000 Kenny Colston 683 at http://wfpl.org Tea Party Joins Fight Between State and Christian Health-Sharing Group