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Healthcare co-op gets $57M federal assistance

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Wednesday, April 04, 2012

A second consumer owned and operated health plan received federal startup assistance, making Oregon the only state with two approved co-ops.

Known as Community Care of Oregon, it received $57 million in grant and loan funding last week from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
“We're in a very formational phase,” said Brian Rohter, who serves on its board. “People are really excited about it. Healthcare being what it is, there's a certain reserve – 'Is this for real?'”

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