Senate panel revives Christian health care bill

Senate panel revives Christian health care bill

Senate panel revives Christian health care bill

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by Associated Press

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Posted on March 5, 2013 at 3:20 PM

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- A Senate panel has revived a bill that would exempt a Christians-only health care ministry from Kentucky's insurance regulations.

The bill had passed the Senate last month only to die in a House committee over concerns about its failure to comply with regulations. On Tuesday the Senate Committee on Banking and Insurance tacked the proposal onto a House bill, which the Senate is expected to approve.

The bill then will return to the House Committee on Banking and Insurance, where it originally died.     
 
A judge ordered the ministry to stop operating last year over regulation concerns. The ministry resembles secular insurance in some ways but only allows participation by people who pledge to live a Christian lifestyle.

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