Wyoming would seem to be the last place with a history of cooperative health care. Yet, more than a century ago, some of the most rugged of individualists American ranchers and cowboys, together organized acooperativ heealth program on the Wyoming range.I t was probably the first such organization of its kind in the United States even though it is largely forgotten.
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