Argument: Health insurance co-ops cannot scale as quickly as public insurance

Issue Report: Health insurance cooperatives


Jacob Hacker, a famous political science professor and health care expert at the University of California: “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]