Farmer Health Insurance Cooperatives: An Innovative Solution for Other Americans?
Reka Sundaram-Stukel and Steven Deller
Starting a worker owned cooperative for home care workers
Guidance and resources for building a worker owned home care cooperative. A joint project of USDA Rural Development, CAP Services, Wisconsin, and the University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives. Funding by the Mutual Services Cooperative Fund.
Leadership Development for Rural Health
Tim Size, Executive Director
Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative North Carolina Medical Journal January/February 2006
Home Care Cooperatives: Worker Ownership in Focus
Julie Whitaker, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Stu Schneider, Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute
Margaret Bau, Wisconsin USDA Rural Development
Cooperative Care was one of 99 semifinalists for the prestigious 2002 Innovations in American Government Awards, sponsored by the Institute for Government Innovation at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. This essay was written by Dianne Harrington to support the award. Dianne is a social worker consultant, who assisted with the exploration and development of Cooperative Care.
Research Report 141. 14 pgs. Reprinted 1997. Anthony C. Crooks, Karen Spatz, and Marc Warman
USDA Rural Development
Co-operative Health ,
By Vern Hughes
Co-operative Federation of Victoria Ltd
Cooperative Home Care Associates is
a for-profit, worker-owned cooperative located in the South Bronx,
New York. The cooperative provides home health care aides on a
contract basis to large health-care providers such as the Visiting
Nurse Service and major hospitals. This article is from a report
published by the Aspen Institute, Jobs and the Urban Poor.
Health insurance for informal sector: case study of Gujarat
by Gumber, Anil; Kulkarni, Veena, Economic and Political Weekly (EPW), India, September 2000
The Perspective of a Rural Hospital Cooperative by Tim Size, Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative. Published by Health Care Management Review, Volume 18, Number 1, Winter 1993, pp. 31-41.
NPR Visits the Uganda Health Cooperative
HealthPartners, Minneapolis, Minnesota 2002
Opportunities for Co-operatives in Health Care
This paper canvasses five models for existing and new co-operatives in the
field of health services: primary care co-operative, community hospital co-operative, health services and products purchasing co-operative, health insurance co-operative, integrated provision and insurance co-operative. Discussion
Paper No. 3, Co-operative Federation of Victoria Ltd, Melbourne, Australia.
Prepaid Care, Third-World Style: The Uganda Health Cooperative,
By Scott Aebischer,
Managed Care June 2000.
Rick Surpin (A) (Case)
Kirk O. Hanson ; David Bollier ; Penelope Rowlands
A long-time community development worker creates hundreds of
jobs for low-income women and minorities by forming a for-profit
home health care cooperative, Cooperative Home Care Associates.
May be used in Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management,
Organizational Behavior, Human Resources Management, and
Ethics courses to help students explore: 1) the motives of an
entrepreneur starting a venture to meet a tangible social need--the
"social entrepreneur;" 2) the concept of worker-ownership and its
potential consequences; 3) how to simultaneously serve the needs of
various groups in an economically deprived area; and 4) the creation
of jobs for individuals many dismiss as "unemployable" (single
mothers on welfare, etc.).
Cooperative Insurance Companies
Coop Care is a project designed to create health insurance purchasing cooperatives throughout Wisconsin.
Go to the Wisconsin Cooperatives: Directory and Business Information Guide's section on Mutual Insurance Cooperatives
CUNA Mutual Insurance Company provides insurance services to credit unions and consumers.
Pension Solutions, Inc. is a subsidiary of the MSI Insurance Companies. It manages qualified retirement programs for businesses and associations.