Kentucky Senate Republicans are rallying around a bill to allow a Christian health-sharing organization to continue operating in Kentucky.
Christian Care Medi-share collects dues from members, then uses those funds to pay other members' health bills. Last year, the Department of Insurance successfully argued in court that Medi-share should be regulated like other insurance companies.
The decision effectively ended the program in Kentucky. Since then, many GOP lawmakers have signed on to c-osponsor a bill that would grant religious exemptions and allow Medi-share back in Kentucky.
DeWayne Walker is pastor of Mount Olive Baptist Church in Lexington and a former Medi-Share member. He says Medi-share's demise in Kentucky has been difficult for him.