Schweitzer backs Montana Health Cooperative – KRTV

Governor Brian Schweitzer (D-Montana) says he will support an application to create a Montana Health Cooperative. The Governor met with former State Auditor John Morrison Tuesday morning to...

Governor Brian Schweitzer (D-Montana) says he will support an application to create a Montana Health Cooperative.

The Governor met with former State Auditor John Morrison Tuesday morning to discuss Morrison’s plan to create a co-op.

If approved, the cooperative would operate under the Affordable Care Act. Morrison says it would offer Montana consumers an alternative health insurance option.

He says the Montana Health Co-op would compete with other insurance companies.

“It’s a new member owned, member controlled entity that would be non-profit and would function more along the lines of electrical co-ops or telephone co-ops,” Morrison told the Governor.

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