Skip to comments.Three Guys Built a Better Healthcare.gov
Posted on 11/03/2013 10:44:35 AM PST by 1rudeboy
The Affordable Health Care act rollout was an unmitigated disaster thanks in large part to a cluttered website that both didn't work and was offensively ugly. Maybe things would not have gone so poorly if HealthCare.gov looked something like this.
No one knows the resources that went into building HealthCare.gov, but the government quickly realized it wasn't enough after that terrible first day, so they decided to bring in a crew of leading tech experts to fix the website's many, many problems. But the job was already at least partially completed by three unknown coders living in San Francisco.
Meet the Health Sherpa, the website HealthCare.gov probably should have been. George Kalogeropoulos, Ning Liang and Michael Wasser saw the troubled launch and decided they could do a better health care enrolment website better than the government and, by golly, they succeeded. The Health Sherpa makes it ridiculously easy for anyone to compare health care plans covered under Obamacare in 34 states. (They left out the 16 states with existing marketplace sites, though it seems support for those states is coming soon.) The result is a simple, beautiful, remarkably responsive website that anyone could use.
Here are step-by-step instructions to using the Health Sherpa.
1) Type in your zip code to see if your state qualifies for their help.
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Sebelius has brought in top gurus from RedHat, Google, and Oracle.
Because every bug filled foundering software mess needs more egotistic generals to harangue the troops, LOL.
You can never have enough corporations run by Leftist activist on a government project with what is essentially an unlimited budget.
If the Obama trons have any brains they will patch what they have to look presentable as possible while starting a new site fresh by people who know what they are doing. Starting clean is the best approach
Amazing. How did they build a web site for less than a billion dollars? Obama himself couldn’t perform such a miracle even if he programmed it himself!
It sounds like this is only a shopping comparison site. For enrollment there is mentioned another link or number to call that attaches back to the government ??.
I think you can go to
and do the same thing.
Government ruined, market fixed. What could be more obvious, folks?
From I saw for my location they link you to the phone number of the insurer in your State that offers the plan you chose.
IMNSHO, I the CGI site was PROGRAMED to Fail.
Right. Does it do the whole job obamacare.gov was supposed to do? I don't think so. I think they duplicated the only part of obamacare that works.
Can the Health Sherpas get Obama up to the top of Everest and leave him there?
Obamacare is a wealth transfer scheme; from the young to the old, from the healthy to the unhealthy, from those that don't want acupuncture and maternity services to those that do, etc, etc.
Given a choice between paying $500 a month or $95 a year, what will the young, healthy, and poor do? And when they go Galt, the system collapses (ahead of schedule).
So Obamacare needs to add another subsidy (ben bernanke's printing press to the poor and middle class) so it doesn't look like as bad as it is. But to know how much subsidy, you need to collect the user's information and integrate with a dozen antique computer systems first.
It’s not $95 a year
It’s only $95 if your income is less than $9,500 a year.
Otherwise it is 1% of your income the first year, which then becomes 2% and then 2.5% (if your still under the $10,000 or so a year the fine is $695 by then)
Where did they get six hundred million dollars to put the site together?