Medishare http://wkyufm.org en Health Sharing Bill Moves Onto Full Kentucky Senate http://wkyufm.org/post/health-sharing-bill-moves-full-kentucky-senate <p>A bill that would allow exemptions for Christian health sharing organizations to operate in Kentucky sailed over it first hurdle in a Senate committee.</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><p>The bill would allow Medishare to re-start operations in Kentucky by giving it an exemption under current state insurance law.</p><p>DeWayne Walker was a member of Medishare and said the group helped pay a large amount of the medical bills when his wife got cancer. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 20:01:13 +0000 26358 at http://wkyufm.org Christian Healthcare Supporters Rally In Wake of Kentucky Judge's Ruling http://wkyufm.org/post/christian-healthcare-supporters-rally-wake-kentucky-judges-ruling <p>A judge’s order blocking a Christian health sharing group from doing business in Kentucky has rallied supporters. This week, Judge Thomas Wingate ordered Christian Care Medishare to stop operating in the commonwealth immediately as part of an on-going legal battle between Medishare and the state. Christian members of Medishare pay into an account that can be used to pay other members' medical bills. And the state says the organization must follow the same rules as insurance companies. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 21:00:24 +0000 20177 at http://wkyufm.org Activist Files Civil Rights Complaint Over Christian Health Sharing Battle http://wkyufm.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. 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. Fri, 07 Sep 2012 18:03:25 +0000 18804 at http://wkyufm.org Kentucky Lawmaker Pushes Measure to Allow Medi-Share http://wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-lawmaker-pushes-measure-allow-medi-share <p>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 Legislature. Sen. Tom Buford, chairman of the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee, has drafted legislation to eliminate a legal impediment that has left the future of the Medi-Share program in question in Kentucky. Fri, 31 Aug 2012 20:47:35 +0000 Associated Press 18455 at http://wkyufm.org Proposed Kentucky Legislation Would Allow Religious "Medishare" Program http://wkyufm.org/post/proposed-kentucky-legislation-would-allow-religious-medishare-program <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. Christian Care Medishare pools money from members in various states to pay medical bills for members in need. Fri, 17 Aug 2012 17:29:45 +0000 17635 at http://wkyufm.org Kentucky Tea Party Upset Over Regulations Placed on Christian Healthcare Group http://wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-tea-party-upset-over-regulations-placed-christian-healthcare-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. Christian Care MediShare allows people to sign up for accounts and pay into a shared fund, then draw money to pay medical expenses. The state Supreme Court has ruled that MediShare is an insurance company and is not allowed religious exemptions to state law. Mon, 18 Jun 2012 18:17:39 +0000 14235 at http://wkyufm.org