Many Health Co-Ops Fold, Others Survive Startup Struggles

Rick and Letha Heitman, of Centennial, Colo., bought their health plan in 2015 through Colorado HealthOP, an insurance cooperative that will close at the end of the year. HealthOp's CEO says the co-op was blindsided when some promised federal subsidies failed to materialize.i

Rick and Letha Heitman, of Centennial, Colo., bought their health plan in 2015 through Colorado HealthOP, an insurance cooperative that will close at the end of the year. HealthOp’s CEO says the co-op was “blindsided” when some promised federal subsidies failed to materialize.

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Rick and Letha Heitman, of Centennial, Colo., bought their health plan in 2015 through Colorado HealthOP, an insurance cooperative that will close at the end of the year. HealthOp's CEO says the co-op was blindsided when some promised federal subsidies failed to materialize.

Rick and Letha Heitman, of Centennial, Colo., bought their health plan in 2015 through

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/11/26/456220743/many-health-co-ops-fold-others-survive-startup-struggles?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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