Some of the strongest support for health care cooperatives’ place in the national effort to reform the nation’s health care system comes from those who experience a co-op’s care every day: doctors and patients…

HealthPartners has been in business for half a century and served more than a million people in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Some decades-long members said they didn’t know they were with a co-op…

“I have great contact with the doctors,” said Group Health member Dave Jacobs. “I’m treated like a person, not a number.”

“My care has been absolutely exceptional. And that’s because I believe I’m going to a private medical facility, dealing with doctors one-on-one and not a bureaucrat,” he said.