Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Conway's war on a Christian health ministry

I was quoted today in the Associated Press on Jack Conway's prosecution of a Christian ministry that provides cost sharing for health care expenses for Christian families:

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A pro-family advocacy group called Wednesday for U.S. Senate candidate Jack Conway to halt a legal battle against a Christian-only health care plan that provides coverage to churchgoers.

Martin Cothran, a policy analyst for the Kentucky Family Foundation, said Conway, as Kentucky's attorney general, should abandon a legal challenge against the Medi-Share program that has dragged through state courts for years and now appears to be spilling over into the U.S. Senate race.

What was particularly amusing was Conway's spokesperson's characterization of the situation:
"The Attorney General is sworn to protect the consumers of Kentucky," said Conway spokeswoman Allison Martin. "Medi-Share is offering insurance to consumers, and thus it should be regulated by the Kentucky Department of Insurance to protect purchasers and to make sure they get what they pay for. Those are the facts and the Kentucky Supreme Court agreed."
Martin apparently forgot that the Kentucky Department of Insurance, which doesn't like things it can't control, told consumers on its website that they should beware of programs like medi-share because they were not insurance.

Read more here.

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