Group of 20-Year-Olds Build Functioning Healthcare Website

Posted by on Nov 10, 2013 at 7:22 pm

Some day we hopefully will find out why it cost over $600 million to build a website that doesn’t work. Just don’t expect the “most transparent administration ever” to tell us. In the meantime, a group of three 20-year-old programmers showed how easy it is to design a functioning website at a much lower cost.

On Friday, President Obama had this to say about problems with the Obamcare website during a speech in New Orleans: “I promise you, nobody’s been more frustrated. I wanted to go in and fix it myself, but I don’t write code.”

But plenty of programmers do write code. And three of them have created their own website that addresses some of the most annoying problems with HealthCare.gov.

In a San Francisco office shared with other tech start-ups, three 20-year-olds saw HealthCare.gov as a challenge.

On Friday, President Obama had this to say about problems with the Obamcare website during a speech in New Orleans: “I promise you, nobody’s been more frustrated. I wanted to go in and fix it myself, but I don’t write code.”

But plenty of programmers do write code. And three of them have created their own website that addresses some of the most annoying problems with HealthCare.gov.

In a San Francisco office shared with other tech start-ups, three 20-year-olds saw HealthCare.gov as a challenge.

Of course the big brains on Team Obama know better, so surely they’ll ignore these guys.

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2 Responses to “Group of 20-Year-Olds Build Functioning Healthcare Website”

  1. Michael on 11/11/13 at 10:44 am

    The problem is that the site takes the customer directly to the insurer’s website. The subsidies require the customer to buy coverage through the state exchanges (and according to the Obama administration through the federal exchange, though the PPACA may exclude that policy). So the idea is nice, but no person who uses healthsherpa.com will actually obtain a subsidy by following their links.

  2. burt on 11/11/13 at 5:25 pm

    The whole thing was NEVER meant to work. He must first drive insurance companies out of business. Then, force everyone into Socialized medicine. He calls it “one-payer”. It is government controlled medicine. Doctors will be controlled as they are in Cuba, and patients will be lucky if they see a doctor once a year. As for the cost of the website, more of Obama’s thief. He give millions of dollars to companies that stay in business six months. The Board of director then divide up the money between themselves and Obama.