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cooperative

noun Vox populi An organization whose members share purchasing clout, resources or other materials. See Health insurance purchasing.
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Drafters of the ACA created up the CO-OP program in an effort to increase competition in the health insurance market, by providing startup loans for nonprofit, member-owned carriers.
Geological Engineering (BASc) Co-op, (MASc, MEng, PhD)
Co-ops also exist in a variety of industries, including food, housing, healthcare, credit, farming, utilities, telecommunications, and transportation.
According to the National Association of Realtors, sales of existing condos and co-ops in 2004 reached a record 820,000 traits, representing 12.
22) These competing pressures found expression in institutions like co-op nursery schools, which focused on improved child rearing while requiring mothers to administer the institution and take responsibility for children and mothers beyond their biological kin.
Publisher and editor of Green Living, MARSHALL GLICKMAN is the uncompensated treasurer and a two-term board member of the Brattleboro Food Co-op in Brattleboro, Vermont.
The co-op retained Arthur Young & Company to perform its 1981 audit.
Other universities soon initiated co-op programs on their campuses.
The committee held the hearing to look at federal oversight over the CO-OP program.
Co-ops and co-op organizations are urged to plan some type of educational activity in October to help spread the word about cooperatives.