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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, he notes.
The second was the 1992 report of the Jackson Hole Group, which advised regional health insurance purchasing cooperatives (HIPCs) as the key to "health care reform.
Pinkus stated that the Small Business United of Texas Health Insurance Purchasing Cooperative has a targeted start date of January 1996 in the Dallas-Ft.
From 1990 to 1996, while serving as Executive Director of the California Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board, Ramey created and organized the Health Insurance Plan of California, or HIPC, a health insurance purchasing cooperative for small employers.
The required infrastructure for managed competition will resemble nothing so much as the Health Insurance Purchasing Cooperatives (HIPCs) that were the centerpiece of the Clinton Plan and drew so much opposition, especially from the insurance industry.
The Alliance, patterned on the Jackson Hole managed competition model, will introduce a voluntary health insurance purchasing cooperative to Long Island small businesses this summer.
Insurance reforms, organization of the Health Insurance Purchasing Cooperatives (HIPCs).
The establishment of Health Insurance Purchasing Cooperatives (HIPCs) -- sometimes called Health Care Alliances -- mirrors a trend which Community Mutual has supported and encouraged through its affiliations with Chambers of Commerce and other alliances of businesses, and through its partnerships with physicians and hospitals throughout Ohio.