Communities & Health Care
Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA, 1947
Nurse Elise Cook and Dr. William MacColl show off the first babies born at Group Health Cooperative in Seattle, WA, 1947
Courtesy Group Health Cooperative
After federal involvement in medical cooperatives ended in the 1940s, many communities formed private non-profit health associations, often based on the principle of pre-paid group insurance. Health plans like the Group Health Cooperative of Seattle, Washington, emphasized promoting wellness as much as treating illness.
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