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Conrad gets polite reception at forum

Published 08/20/2009, The Jamestown Sun

Sen. Kent Conrad’s proposal to replace a proposed public insurance option with a cooperative plan garnered only lukewarm support at town hall meeting Wednesday. Conrad, who is involved in the negotiations on a bipartisan health care bill, is a leading advocate for consumer-owned nonprofit cooperatives that would sell insurance in competition with private industry — not unlike the way electric and agriculture co-ops operate.

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