The Commonwealth Fund Connection

The Commonwealth Fund Connection is a roundup of recent Fund publications, charts, multimedia, and other timely content. 


Karen Davis on Health Cooperatives

As part of the health reform debate currently under way in Congress, Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) has proposed the creation of "health cooperatives" as a potential alternative to a public health insurance plan and as a pathway to providing affordable health insurance to more Americans. In this blog post, Commonwealth Fund president Karen Davis examines the history of health care co-ops and draws lessons applicable to the policy discussion.