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Christians could rejoin Medi-Share under proposal

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A Christians-only health care ministry that was forced out of Kentucky last year could be invited back under legislation that cleared its first legislative hurdle Tuesday.

The Senate Banking and Insurance Committee voted 11-0 to pass a bill that would exempt Medi-Share, a Florida-based cost-sharing ministry, from state insurance regulations.

Franklin County Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate ordered Medi-Share to stop operating in Kentucky last year at the request of the Department of Insurance because it didn't comply with insurance regulations.

The plan resembles secular insurance in some ways but only allows participation by people who pledge to live Christian lives with no smoking, drinking, using drugs or engaging in sex outside of marriage.

The legislation that now goes to the full Senate for consideration would allow about 800 Kentuckians to rejoin Medi-Share.

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