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Patient/Physician Co-ops Flourishing in Houston

Health care and the rising cost of health care is on the minds of people everywhere.  A recent article in Yes!  magazine tells the story of how Don McCormick, a former health insurance executive, started a health care cooperative in Houston, TX.

Patient/Physician Cooperatives (PPC), established in 2005, is a non-profit organization of patients, physicians and member representatives. PPC is not an insurance product or discount program; it is a group of physicians who have joined together to give their patients access to affordable, basic health care through mutual support.

Through the concept of cooperative purchasing, the members function as a group to obtain access to health care at affordable prices.

Read more at http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/how-cooperatives-are-driving-the-new-economy/7-ways-to-own-the-new-economy2014together or at http://www.patientphysiciancoop.com.

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