Argument: Health co-ops cannot scale to solve problem of uninsured

Issue Report: Health insurance cooperatives


Jacob Hacker, a famous political science professor and health care expert at the University of California, wrote, “The history of cooperative is that it’s very hard to set these things up, and while we’re trying to set them up, there’s not going to be accountability and pressure [on private insurers]. They would be weakest when they’re most needed — at the outset.”[1]