Argument: Insurance industry needs more competition, not co-ops

Issue Report: Health insurance cooperatives


Michael Leavitt. “Health ‘Co-ops’ Are Government Care”. Wall Street Journal. August 20, 2009: “Our health-care system needs real reform [not co-ops]. We need to abolish the unfair tax that favors employer-sponsored insurance over self-purchased insurance. We need to foster a more vibrant private market with greater competition and choice. We need to make prices transparent and give consumers more freedom to pursue health-care value.”