Health Insurance Cooperative in Missouri in Limbo

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Buried in the Affordable Care Act is a provision to give individuals and small businesses in all states the option of buying their health insurance from a nonprofit cooperative.

Missouri might have missed the boat because funding for low-interest federal loans to set up co-ops has been eliminated for now as part of the fiscal cliff negotiations. The health-reform law provided seed money to add a co-op insurance option to insurance exchanges in all 50 states.

Read more in the St. Louis Beacon


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