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Health Care Co Ops

Single Payer: Alive and Still Remarkably Well

Linda Bergthold | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

As the country prepares for open enrollment October 1st in the insurance exchanges of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), a small group of dedicated artists and politicians in Pennsylvania have been working toward a broader solution.

Health Care Co-Ops: In the Heartland, Bread and Butter Trumps Ideology

Sanford D. Horwitt | Posted 08.25.2012 | Politics
Sanford D. Horwitt

When it comes to the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, apparently there is no end to partisan political sniping in Washington even when the casualties include one's own voters beyond the Beltway. Last month, five senior Senate and House Republicans fired a broadside at a heretofore relatively noncontroversial provision of the Affordable Care Act, one that provides federal start-up loans to qualified organizations across the country to establish health insurance cooperatives. The co-ops could be an appealing nonprofit alternative for individuals and small businesses, many owned, it is reasonable to say, by Republican-leaning entrepreneurs. These small-business job creators, lacking the bargaining power of big companies, have been saddled with double-digit health- insurance rate increases in recent years by for-profit insurance companies.

Jason Linkins

Health Care Co-Ops Baffle The Media (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Yesterday, I took a look at One Day In The Incoherent Life Of Health Care Co-Ops, as the media endeavored to explain what a health care co-op is, how ...

Sam Stein

Compromise Co-Op Proposal Won't Lower Costs, Government Study Showed | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The health care reform compromise that centrist Democrats and several Republicans have indicated they'd support has shown an inability to effectively ...