As Congress works toward passage of a Health Care Reform Bill, one proposed solution involves the creation of Health Care Cooperatives. 

As Congress works toward passage of a Health Care Reform Bill, one proposed solution involves the creation of Health Care Cooperatives. 
 
Many are asking a lot of questions about the cooperative business model and what would it look like as part of the solution to our nation’s health care needs.
 
Join us for Health Care Reform and Cooperatives: Understanding the Big Picture–a one hour webinar that provides an overview of the cooperative business model, what the proposed health care cooperatives would look like based on a current health care cooperative and the issues and challenges of creating a national health care cooperative system.

Speakers for this Webinar are:

• Paul Hazen, President and CEO of the National Cooperative Business Association
• Donna Zimmerman, Vice President, Government and Community Relations of HealthPartners—consumer owned health care cooperative
• Bill Oemichen, President and CEO of the Cooperative Network–a regional cooperative association, involved in the creation of Farmers Health Cooperative, a purchasing cooperative
 
This webinar takes place on Thursday, August 6th at 2 PM ET and will last one hour. 
 
The presenters will cover the following topics during this session:

• Definition and overview of cooperative businesses
• Key points of the health care cooperative proposal
• How some Health care cooperatives work
• Issues and challenges to creating a health care cooperative
 
All presenters will take questions at the end of the webinar.
 
This webinar is offered at no charge–feel free to forward this invitation to your colleagues who have an interest in understanding the cooperative model as it relates to health care reform.
 
Don’t have time to attend?  NCBA will tape the webinar and post both the audio and all presentations on its website the week following the program.
 
Questions about the webinar?  Contact Carissa Heckathorn, Manager of Marketing and Multimedia at 202 383-5471 or at checkathorn@ncba.coop.
 
Please sign up for this highly informative session by clicking here.