Skip to comments.Ky. judge to review Christian health care case
Posted on 08/07/2012 2:30:08 PM PDT by xzins
A judge will consider whether a Christians-only health care plan should be held in contempt of court more than a year after the Kentucky Supreme Court subjected it to stricter regulations that could have meant its demise in the state.
Franklin County Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate set a hearing for Aug. 30 in the case that pits the Kentucky Department of Insurance against Medi-Share, a Florida-based cost-sharing ministry that helps pay medical bills for churchgoers.
The legal battle involves how tightly the state can regulate Medi-Share, which serves nearly 40,000 people in 49 states, including more than 700 in Kentucky.
Justices found in 2010 that Medi-Share is insurance and should be subject to the same regulations as secular health care plans, a move that could have forced the organization to serve non-Christians and to provide costly coverage of pre-existing conditions. Medi-Share says its members aren't buying insurance,
Tea party activist David Adams, "The more they look at this issue the clearer it will become to Kentucky's two million active Christians that their rights to save money on one of their biggest bills is being unconstitutionally inhibited by their state government," Adams said.
Medi-Share members affirm a statement of Christian beliefs and pledge to follow a code that includes no tobacco or illegal drugs, no sex outside of marriage, and no abuse of alcohol or legal medications. Every month, members pay a fixed "share" to cover the medical expenses of members in need. The cost usually is less than private insurance.
The organization says it helps Christians pay medical bills based on a Bible verse that urges people to "carry each other's burdens.".
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See post 50.
Somalia is what you get when government does nothing. Be careful what you wish for.
i wish for FReedom, from you as well as all levels of gubmint, who are necessarily doing your bidding, because you vote to delegate your responsibilities to the rest of the citizenry...
the reason you *need* insurance or a lawyer for contracts is rooted in government creep from previous generations who believed that their pet issue was more important than my FReedom...
is somalia supposed to scare me ??? I dont FEAR FReedom, it is a bit more risky than statist central planning, up until the point where everybody elses pet issue makes me a criminal anyways...
There is a balance in between the anarchy of no government and statist central planning that is preferable to either. Not all government is bad. There's a reason all of the colonies started a state government. There's a reason all of our founding father's formed the constitution and set up a federal government. And there's a reason that they put checks and balances and limits on the Federal government.
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