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CO-OP funding cut, but consumer-led plans may still survive
Modern Healthcare

The fiscal cliff deal’s elimination of funding for not-for-profit consumer-led health plans may not spell the end for such plans.

The last-minute deal cut $1.4 billion remaining from a $6 billion fund created to provide start-up and reserve monies to Consumer Operated and Oriented Plans, which are not-for-profit, consumer-owned health plans designed to increase competition in states dominated by large insurers.