Updated at 9:17 a.m. on Aug. 26.
Do you see health insurance co-ops as helpful, harmful or pointless? What would be the benefits, and would people sign up? Would they be more cost-effective than private insurance options?
The health insurance co-op concept drew increased attention last week after top officials indicated that the administration wasn't tied to the inclusion of a public insurance option in health reform legislation. The idea behind co-ops is to create a nonprofit health plan that would be owned and operated by the patients it serves. The co-op would compete with private insurance plans.
Remembrances of Ted Kennedy
In light of the passing of Sen. Edward Kennedy, National Journal invites you to share your remembrances, whether they're personal or about Kennedy's accomplishments on health care or other matters during his long tenure in Congress.