Health cooperatives

The legislation authorizes $6 billion in funding for the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) program to foster the creation of nonprofit, member-run health insurance companies. Health care cooperatives are nonprofit, consumer-governed organizations that provide insurance and deliver health services. The grants will be available to new co-ops. Priority will be given to plans that operate on a statewide basis, utilize integrated care models, and have significant private support. The secretary shall ensure that there is sufficient funding to establish at least one qualified nonprofit health insurance issuer in each state.

Source: The Common Wealth Fund