Common Ground wins a $56 million federal grant to launch an innovate health care cooperative in Milwaukee!

Health Care
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 11:15

Common Ground wins a $56 million federal grant to launch an innovate health care cooperative in Milwaukee!

Common Ground, a coalition of religious groups and other organizations, has been awarded a $56.4 million federal loan to start a nonprofit health insurer that would be run by its members.

The money is part of $3.8 billion included federal health care reform to help start nonprofit health insurers, similar to cooperatives, to compete in the market for individuals and small businesses.

The loans are to help the nonprofit health insurers - referred to as CO-OPs, for Consumer Operated and Oriented Plans - with start-up costs and to meet requirements that insurers maintain minimum reserves to pay claims.