The Health Care co-op idea could probably be a decent one if patterned after typical mid-western cooperatives, but progressive Democrats will only use co-ops as an incremental method of backdooring a government takeover. Already the co-op conversation has turned to failed concepts such as government price controls, restriction (rationing) of allowable services through central planning, etc. This is unfortunate. Our legislators need to be taught that they represent their constituents, not the government. Listening to Barney Frank last night at a town hall it’s obvious that he views himself as a ruler in Federal government versus the voter. This is not acceptable behavior for an elected legislator. Why should we stand for this?