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Christian health plan still offering Ky. coverage

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A Christians-only health care plan is
continuing to operate in Kentucky a year after the state Supreme
Court issued a ruling subjecting it to stricter regulations.

Justices found last year that Florida-based Medi-Share should be
subject to the same regulations as secular health care plans.

The contentious legal issue of how tightly Kentucky can regulate
a program that serves nearly 40,000 churchgoers in 49 states has
made its way back into lower courts.

The Kentucky Department of Insurance has filed a motion in
Franklin Circuit Court asking that Medi-Share be held in contempt
for violating an injunction issued earlier this year. Meanwhile,
Medi-Share says it has revamped its plan to alleviate Kentucky's
concerns.


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