The Patient Physician Cooperative was established in 2005 in Houston as a non-profit with the goal of providing affordable primary to care to persons who need it. Starting as an organization of patients, physicians, and member representatives with just two clinics, the cooperative has grown to 36 clinics across the city. Now members are eligible for true group coverage as an optional benefit at one price, with no exclusions for pre-existing conditions or other restrictions. Additionally, other benefits include a drug plan that prices brand name and generics 15 to 50 percent below wholesale. The cooperative is serving as a model to other communities across the country for how to provide care to uninsured and low-income populations.