Understanding Health Care Co‐​ops

Capitol Hill Briefing
September 9, 2009 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

B-339 Rayburn House Office Building

Featuring Michael D. Tanner, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute, and author, Healthy Competition: What's Holding Back Health Care and How to Free It.

With the "public option" for health care reform faltering, "co-ops" are increasingly being discussed as an alternative. But what are health insurance co-operatives? How do they work? Are they a viable alternative or just the public option by a different name? Cato senior fellow Michael Tanner will discuss the history, successes, and failures of health insurance co-ops, and how they may or may not fit into health care reform.