S.F. Programmers Build ‘Bare-Bones’ Alternative to Federal Health Insurance Exchange Website
Three 20-year old programmers in the San Francisco region have developed a website that allows users to browse health policies offered through the federal health insurance exchange. The site -- called Health Sherpa -- was created as a "bare-bones" alternative to HealthCare.gov, which has encountered numerous technical difficulties since open enrollment began last month. The site states that it is for research purposes only and that users should verify listed premiums and subsides via insurers or HealthCare.gov.
- "Trio of Young Coders Build Health Care Website in Days" (Gross, CNN, 11/11).
- "Silicon Valley Programmers Fill in Gaps Left by HealthCare.gov" (Wood, Government Technology, 11/11).