4-25-11: A Cooperative for Health Care?

April 25, 2011 at 8:08 am 1 comment

You may have heard of food co-ops–but one about one for health care?  A new project in Maryland is examining the possibility.  Called the Evergreen Project, it’s being launched by local public health advocate Dr. Peter Beilenson, Howard County’s Health Officer, and entrepreneur Jim Kucher, former director of the Entrepreneurship Program at University of Baltimore.  Dr. Beilenson is also known for his work on the community based initiative Healthy Howard.

Here, Sheilah talks with them about how the co-op would work.

One of the  chief aims of the project is to reduce costs — to learn more about why health care in the U. S. is so expensive, check out this excellent “This American Life” episode, which breaks down the costs in an extremely clear way.

Also, patient-center medical homes are a key part of health care co-ops – you can listen to a January interview on “Maryland Morning” with Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown, in which he explains how they work.

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  • 1. Utne Visionaries | The Weekly Jo  |  February 21, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    [...] writes an opinion piece about the feasibility of health co-ops for the Baltimore Sun. Listen to NPR talk with Peter Beilenson about The Evergreen [...]


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