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Christian Healthcare Supporters Rally In Wake of Judge's Ruling

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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.

But Medishare's supporters want to move the fight to the state legislature.

?It really just begins right now," says Tea Party activist David Adams. "Medishare is not going away by any stretch of the imagination. And we go into the next phase of the fight.?

Adams is seeking to pass legislation that would allow Medishare to operate as-is in the state.

?I?ve not lobbied any of my members. I would hope that the individuals that are interested in keeping these policies would contact their legislators and see if they can convince them," says Senator Tom Buford, who sponsored the bill.

Kenny Colston is the Frankfort Bureau Chief for Kentucky Public Radio (a collaborative effort of public radio stations in Kentucky). Colston has covered Kentucky's Capitol and state government since 2010. He is a Louisville native, and a graduate of the University of Kentucky. When he's not tracking down stories about Kentucky politics, you can often find him watching college sports, particularly football.
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