Argument: Co-ops are equally inefficient as public insurance
Rick Moran. "Health Insurance Co-ops Too Much Like the Public Option". American Issues Project. August 18, 2009: "As a concept, health insurance co-ops are attractive because ostensibly, they would be run by the consumer, for the benefit of the consumer, and with no profit motive, premiums theoretically should be cheaper. But in practice, we are liable to get a much different animal with the same kind of inefficiency and administrative waste we see in government run health insurance entities like Medicare or Medicaid."