Argument: Co-ops complete strong non-profit, private, public mix

Issue Report: Health insurance cooperatives


Matthew Iglesias. “Health Care Co-ops”. Think Progress. July 10, 2009: “I’ll say that I think [co-ops are] a pretty good idea, but it stands on its own merits completely apart from the merits of a public plan. In other words, there’s no reason we shouldn’t have co-ops and private plans and a real public plan. Medicine has always been a mix of state, non-profit, and for-profit actors and I think it’s worth broadening the mix of insurance options available to ordinary people.”