The Commonwealth Fund Connection

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

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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.
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