Monday, June 8, 2009
The Wall Street Journal reports that in a closed Senate Finance Committee last week, Senator Ken Conrad (D., N.D.) proposed creating a nonprofit health-insurance plan as an alternative to a public insurance plan in an attempt to win over Republicans. The brief article does not provide much details, but the perceived appeal of the proposal is that the nonprofit would not be controlled by the government. The nonprofit would also operate through multiple co-operatives. The article does not appear to be available for free online but it appeared last Friday, June 5th, on page A4, and is also available in abstract form through Westlaw.