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Programmers Offer Alternative to Glitchy Healthcare.gov

The New York Times reports that as people continue to have problems enrolling in healthcare plans through healthcare.gov, three young programmers offer an alternative. Michael Wasser, George Kalogeropoulos and Ning Liang all had difficulties enrolling themselves and so decided to take matters into their own hands by launching HealthSherpa. In order to obtain coverage, Health Sherpa requests those seeking insurance to enter their ages, sizes of family and if they smoke. The site uses data from healthcare.gov and requested information from states exchanges to provide available plans. “While the site offers instructions on how to sign up for a desired plan, it does not allow users to do so on the site; nor can it authenticate users or verify their incomes, as healthcare.gov is intended to do,” The New York Times reports.

Read it in The New York Times.