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Health co-ops’ fans like cost and care

But successful models still rare nationwide

Group Health clinic's Dr. Harry Shriver with patient Grover Williams in Bellevue, Wash. The co-op has helped the state maintain low insurance rates. Group Health clinic's Dr. Harry Shriver with patient Grover Williams in Bellevue, Wash. The co-op has helped the state maintain low insurance rates. (Mike Siegel/ The Seattle Times)
By Michael Kranish
Globe Staff / August 19, 2009

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A collection of little-known insurance cooperatives around the country is winning attention as being key to a possible health reform compromise in Washington, but while some of their practices have cut costs and serve as models for change, big questions remain about their ability to transform American health care. (Full article: 1157 words)

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