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sybylla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-15-10 08:32 AM
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18. There have been healthcare coops
When I lived in Madison, WI back in the 80's there was a health care cooperative - Group Health Cooperative, which acted like an HMO. Some really liked it's model. Others hated that you had to see a nurse before you could get to a doctor, who you only saw if the nurse couldn't help you. You had a healthcare team, but people are too used to having a doctor - one person to talk to and to work with.

So I'm not sure it's still a cooperative, but it might be worth looking into.

BTW, it used to be that a lot of insurance companies were cooperatives - called "mutual" insurance societies. That seems to have gone away. Perhaps it's something else to look into bringing back.

And don't forget that credit unions are the strongest and most widespread entity in a coop model.
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  -Discussion about the citizen co-op/cooperative model OneGrassRoot  Jan-12-10 07:31 AM   #0 
  - We're accustomed to agricultural-type co-ops, but what about....  OneGrassRoot   Jan-12-10 07:40 AM   #1 
  - First, Glad I was directed to this group on another thread  JustAnotherGen   Apr-12-10 07:12 PM   #15 
  - I'm interested in co-ops.  The_Commonist   Jan-12-10 09:06 AM   #2 
  - Will do! :) n/t  OneGrassRoot   Jan-12-10 09:29 AM   #3 
  - Thanks for doing this, OGR  Sanity Claws   Jan-12-10 01:44 PM   #4 
  - Link of possible interest 01/13/10:  OneGrassRoot   Jan-13-10 06:59 AM   #5 
  - Link of possible interest 1/18/10:  OneGrassRoot   Jan-18-10 06:59 AM   #6 
  - Links of possible interest...  OneGrassRoot   Jan-20-10 07:02 AM   #7 
  - And another article...  OneGrassRoot   Jan-22-10 12:50 PM   #8 
  - Good link to legal definitions  OneGrassRoot   Jan-24-10 12:59 PM   #9 
  - Excellent article - A Hybrid Model: Co-ops and Nonprofit  OneGrassRoot   Feb-04-10 07:40 AM   #10 
  - Evergreen Cooperatives -- video  OneGrassRoot   Feb-09-10 05:18 AM   #11 
  - An example of business integrity:  OneGrassRoot   Feb-18-10 06:02 PM   #12 
  - Blogspost post: Trust is the Only Currency  OneGrassRoot   Feb-28-10 07:01 AM   #13 
  - Thanks OGR. Maybe it's something we can start working on together with  Cleita   Apr-12-10 06:57 PM   #14 
  - Hey, Cleita :)  OneGrassRoot   Apr-13-10 04:21 AM   #16 
     - Discussion is definitely where it has to start. Putting all our noodles  Cleita   Apr-13-10 11:10 AM   #17 
     - There have been healthcare coops  sybylla   Apr-15-10 08:32 AM   #18 
        - Thanks so much, sybylla!  OneGrassRoot   Apr-15-10 03:50 PM   #19 
           - Coops were practically born here  sybylla   Apr-15-10 05:12 PM   #20 
              - That's why I've been trying to find legal guidance...  OneGrassRoot   Apr-15-10 05:50 PM   #21 
  - More re: co-ops (health insurance)  OneGrassRoot   May-12-10 08:29 AM   #22 
  - Thank you so much for this post!  JeffersonChick   Jun-25-10 09:22 PM   #23 
  - Awesome, JeffersonChick!!!  OneGrassRoot   Jun-29-10 04:20 AM   #24 
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