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Colorado’s market mix of health insurers hasn’t changed much in years.A new entrant set to launch in full in January 2014 – the Colorado Health Insurance Cooperative – hopes to upend the status quo in more ways than one with its member-driven, nonprofit model. Colorado HealthOP, the first statewide... Learn more
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The Nepal Health Care Co-operative Ltd. (NEHCO) was founded in March 2006 in an attempt to improve the public health of a country where 1 in every 21 children dies before their first birthday, and 1 in 16 dies before the age of 5. Health services are inaccessible to the poor and even many middle... Learn more
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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... Learn more
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In the mid-1960s, Brazil had a mercantile-based medical system that limited free choice and, for many doctors, stood in the way of their dreams of professional excellence and justice. Some medical professionals began to envision an alternative structure for health care: the cooperative. Through... Learn more
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Health care costs in southeastern Wisconsin have risen 113 percent over the last nine years. In an effort to find a solution to skyrocking costs, Milwaukee small business owner Bob Connolly led the effort to develop Comon Ground Healthcare Cooperative. The cooperative was just awarded a $56.4... Learn more
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According to experts,health care costs in this country are spiraling out of control. One big-picture indicator is that the United States annually spends nearly $8,000 per capita on health care, about double the amount in most developed nations. Health insurance premiums rose 138 percent from 1999... Learn more
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Ever wonder if your business idea would make a good cooperative? Take a stroll on your favorite search engine and you'll find a number of amazing cooperative businesses. Think - beer ( www.blackstar.coop ), cabs ( www.unioncab.coop ), home health care (Circle of Care Cooperatives in Wisconsin), on-... Learn more
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