Opinion: Could nonprofit health insurance plans be the real reformers?
In fact, CO-OPs could be one of the sleepers in the healthcare reform law that truly transforms how care is financed and delivered in this country. And they could even hasten the day when the big investor-owned corporations cede the marketplace to nonprofits and move on to other ways of earning a profit. That's because of the financial assistance that eligible nonprofit groups are getting from the federal government—thanks to the Affordable Care Act—and also because of the approaches the groups being selected for solvency and start-up loans are taking to get their operations up and running.
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