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Hundreds in Ky. to lose health insurance under court ruling

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Members of a Christians-only health insurance plan will lose their coverage on Thursday under a judge’s order to cease operations.

Franklin County Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate found that Medi-Share doesn’t comply with Department of Insurance regulations and won’t be allowed to operate in Kentucky.

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That means some 800 Kentuckians will lose their coverage.

‘‘We just don’t think the Department of Insurance or Judge Wingate thought through the reality that you have 800 people now that, overnight, have nothing,’’ said Medi-Share president Tony Meggs. ‘‘The state, with Medi-Share, should come together to provide some type of transition for these people.’’

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Meggs said members of the Christian health plan were being notified Tuesday that the program ends Wednesday night. Meanwhile, Meggs said attorneys are urging Wingate to reconsider the abrupt end to the program in Kentucky to allow time for members to find other insurance coverage.

Associated Press

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