Jen BudneyJen Budney

Hi Mary – yes, such a great question! Health care and other sectors where there are vulnerable communities involved (such as child care) along with information asymmetries (when one party knows more than the other in a relationship — for example, doctors knowing more about health than most patients, daycare workers knowing what’s happening with your child all day when you are at work), often means that government gets involved. Who is in charge, then? Or perhaps, who is in charge of what? What benefit does a health care co-op have for members, over a regular medical clinic?


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