Cooperative health maintenance organizations (HMOs) were organized after passage of the federal HMO Act of 1973 to help consumers address the problems of rising health-care costs and physician shortages. Today, health care cooperatives provide a mix of clinics, services, and insurance. Cooperative HMOs are not-for-profit providers that own medical facilities and employ medical staff, while other health care cooperatives offer insurance only.
Cooperative Network-led language that would allow for the establishment of an agricultural cooperative health plan was signed into law by Governor Mark Dayton on January 26. The provision was contained in a larger piece of legislation aimed at providing healthcare premium relief to assist in stabilizing Minnesota’s individual insurance market...
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Cooperative Network has selected Sara Schoenborn to serve as their director of communications. In this role, Schoenborn will manage the organization’s strategic communications planning and activities including branding, public and media relations and event marketing. Schoenborn’s duties will include communications efforts for member, public, media and government relations, developing and...
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