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Opinion: Colorado HealthOP’s co-op approach already disrupting the market

By Julia Hutchins

Few industries have gone through as much change in the past decade as health care. Experts say many factors ranging from the cultural to the economic have driven up the cost of health care in the U.S. to the point that Americans face a collective $2.7 trillion annual health care bill. Perhaps not surprisingly, traditional for-profit insurance companies have responded over this same period by increasing rates or reducing coverage levels in an effort to appease shareholders.