Navigation Links
NCBA's Statement in Response to Senator Conrad's Proposal to Reform Health Care
Date:6/11/2009

WASHINGTON, June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Congress debates what shape health care reform will take, the cooperative business model has entered prominently into the discussion. Cooperatives save money for members by aggregating demand for specific services, whether it's health insurance, pharmaceuticals or hospital supplies. For example, in a health insurance purchasing cooperative, consumers or businesses can band together to purchase private health insurance policies in bulk, passing savings along to members. Cooperative health care providers also save money for members because, in addition to buying in bulk, the not-for-profit cooperative does not answer to outside investors.

The National Cooperative Business Association is a strong advocate for health care cooperatives, and we are now analyzing the specific proposals Senator Conrad has put forth to Congress.

Cooperatively owned businesses represent a major contribution to the U.S. and world economy. Co-ops are businesses that are jointly owned and democratically run. People form cooperatives to fill their needs for services that if obtained on an individual basis would be unavailable or prohibitively expensive. Research led by the University of Wisconsin and funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that the U.S. is home to some 29,000 co-ops. These businesses hold $3.1 trillion in assets, and create two million jobs, $652 in revenues and $74 billion in wages and benefits. They operate in every sector of the economy, from locally owned businesses to Fortune 500-listed businesses.

For more information about health care cooperatives, visit NCBA's Web site, www.ncba.coop. There's a link to the Wisconsin study on the front page, and the "about cooperatives" page has detailed information about health care co-ops.

ABOUT NCBA

Headquartered in Washington, the National Cooperative Business Association creates cooperative connections across all sectors of the economy, including agriculture, food distribution and retailing, childcare, credit unions, housing, healthcare, energy, and telecommunications.


'/>"/>
SOURCE National Cooperative Business Association
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Statement by American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown on Senate Passage of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act June 11, 2009
2. Statement by American Dietetic Association Supporting Scientifically Valid, Informative Restaurant Labeling as Part of Health Reform
3. GPhA Statement on FTC Report on Follow-on Biologic Drug Competition
4. Pelosi Statement on Release of Draft Health Reform Outline
5. Joint Statement on Atypical Antipsychotic Use in Children
6. Ludwig Institute of Cancer Research Ltd., Brussels Branch, Issues Statement Concerning Prospect Therapeutics Incs. GCS-100 Molecule
7. Fenwal Statement Regarding Patent Litigation
8. MHPA, Leading Association Representing Medicaid Health Plans, Issues Statement on Proposed California SCHIP Elimination
9. Statement of the Attorney General on Murder of Doctor George Tiller
10. Providence Service Corporation Rebuts False and Misleading Statements Contained in Proxy Statement Filed by the Avalon Group
11. Statement of National Business Group on Health
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... On The Brink”: the Christian history of the United States and the loss of ... William Nowers. Captain Nowers and his wife, Millie, have six children, ten grandchildren, ... Navy. Following his career as a naval aviator and carrier pilot, he spent ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest ... its plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. ... Go store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... Award of Excellence to Carol Friedman, PhD, FACMI, during the Opening Session of AMIA’s ... 4 – 8. , In honor of Morris F. Collen, a pioneer in the ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 ... ... of Parsa Mohebi Hair Restoration, has recently contributed a medical article to the ... doctors, on cosmetictown.com. Dr. Mohebi’s article spotlights the hair transplant procedure known as ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... On Saturday, October ... treadmill relay – Miles by Moonlight to raise money for the American Heart Association ... more. , Teams will work together to keep their treadmills moving for 5 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/5/2017)... 2017  In response to the nationwide opioid ... Surgeons (AAOMS) released prescribing recommendations that urge ibuprofen ... as a first-line therapy to manage a patient,s ... Recognizing the value and importance of ... Prescribing: Acute and Postoperative Pain Management" stresses that ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... Mich. , Oct. 2, 2017 Diplomat ... 8th Day Software and Consulting, LLC , and ... 8th Day Software, based in Tennessee ... LLC. 8th Day expands EnvoyHealth,s service offerings for health ... development. "In an ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017 The Rebound mobile ... the struggle to reverse the tide of prescription drug addiction. ... regulating their medicine intake and stepping down their dosage in ... to launch in December 2017; the first 100,000 people to ... more at http://www.rebound-solution.com/ ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: