Tech Companies Ready New Tools To Cash In On Health Law Enrollment
Tech companies are preparing new software and apps to cash in on the million of Americans who will soon be making insurance decisions for the first time. In the meantime, how three 20-somethings were able to get an insurance-shopping website up and running when more than 50 contractors could not.
The Wall Street Journal: Tech Startups See Opportunity In New Health Care Law
In the coming months, the Affordable Care Act will produce millions of newly insured Americans, many of whom will be making decisions about health care for the first time. A host of software startups plans to court the newly insured with slick online tools geared toward simple management of personal health (MacMillan, 11/11).
ABC News: 3 Guys, 3 Days To Build A Better Obamacare Website
Three twenty-something programmer dudes did something in three days that 55 U.S. government contractors couldn't do in more than 2 years: Build a workable healthcare.gov website. Health Sherpa lets users quickly shop for health insurance plans by ZIP code, and calculates their federal tax subsidy eligibility. Unlike the federal and state exchange websites, the site does not force users to go through a lengthy sign up and application process to get their information. Instead, users can find what they need by clicking through a few clean, Google-like screens (Neporent, 11/12).