When Healthcare.gov launched last year, it was a big old mess. But the health insurance marketplace website has steadily improved, and the next version should actually be easy to use. The next round of sign-ups begins November 15, but you'll be able to start comparison shopping for the best plan tonight.
Wired's Steven Levy managed to get a sneak peak at the next iteration of the government's online healthcare exchange, and you will not believe what he reported back. Brace yourself: Levy says the new Healthcare.gov is elegant, functional, and easy-to-use. I'll believe it when I see it.
We all have those Facebook friends—friends with Very Strong Political Opinions they just can't keep to themselves. While the political memes popular on Facebook pander shamelessly to people who already agree, sometimes the memes get twisted. And mutated. And even co-opted by the opposite party.
There's been a ton of news about HealthCare.gov from the dark days of the rollout in October, to the slightly better days of now when the online healthcare exchange seems to be at a point of minimum reliability. If you found keeping up exhausting, you're not alone.
Back in October when HealthCare.gov launched and then promptly became an enormous shit show, the Obama administration imposed December 1st as their deadline for getting the site's act together. And today's the day! So how's stuff going?
Calling the launch of Healthcare.gov a complete and utter disaster may sound a bit dramatic—but unfortunately, it's also pretty accurate. With only six people able to actually enroll out of the 4.7 million unique visitors the site saw on launch day, something clearly needs to change. And since the government has its …
The "tech surge" that President Obama promised to fix the very broken HealthCare.gov portal just got a lot more tech-savvy. According to Bloomberg, companies like Google, Oracle and Red Hat are now swooping in to lead the recovery effort. But is it enough?
In case you haven't noticed, it's been kind of a rough year in Washington. And it's especially rough for one guy in particular. Freshly inaugurated and Instagram-friendly, President Obama promised a new, tech-savvy future for America. The latest cover of Bloomberg Businessweek pretty much sums up how that's working…
Healthcare.gov just can't catch a break. Over the weekend, the data center supporting the part of the site that determines eligibility experienced an outage that affected 14 states and Washington, D.C.
We've all done tech support for family members and it tends to start basic. Did you restart? Have you ever downloaded updates ever? Why are you trying to buy WD-40 from Amazon Japan? And often it's as simple as resetting a password.
Forbes had a fun little piece the other day in which they answered a few common questions people had been asking about Obamacare—because healthcare can be confusing! Almost as confusing as, say, pulling the logo of a wildly popular furries convention to use as the accompanying graphic on an article about Obamacare.…
This is how it goes on Twitter. Somebody tweets a hashtag that other people vehemently disagree with, and those people chime in to talk about how stupid it is, accelerating that hashtag—and its message—up Twitter's trending topics. Today's example? Obamacare.