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A Merrimack Superior Court judge is declining to dismiss a lawsuit filed by two Georgia-based health care entities alleging religious discrimination by state regulators. 

Two health care entities ordered to stop doing business in the state will get to appeal that decision during a public hearing in December.

In October, the N.H. Insurance Department issued a cease and desist order against Aliera Healthcare and Trinity HealthShare, two Georgia-based entities that partner to offer and market a health care sharing ministry.

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Spread out on Keith Meehan’s kitchen counter is a mess of unpaid bills with some very large numbers.

“$11,826 for, it looks like, an anesthesiologist,” says Meehan, flipping through the bills. “The surgeon: $18,854. The hospital stay: $150,014.69."

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A health care entity ordered by regulators to stop selling products is asking the state to let it keep its current members enrolled through the end of 2020.

The New Hampshire Insurance Department issued a cease and desist order in late October requiring Trinity HealthShare and a partner company, Aliera, to immediately stop selling or renewing “illegal health insurance” in New Hampshire.

[Read NHPR's previous coverage of this story here.]

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The New Hampshire attorney general’s office is ordering a health care entity to immediately stop doing business in the state after it failed to properly register as a charitable organization.

The attorney general’s action comes a day after the Insurance Department also ordered Georgia-based Trinity HealthShare, along with another entity, Aliera Healthcare, to cease offering was it called “illegal health insurance” to customers in New Hampshire.

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The company barred from selling health plans by the New Hampshire Insurance Department this week includes on its board of directors the man who served as the state’s top insurance regulator until last summer.