Recently signed into law, much debated HealthCare Legislation got a new website recently.
According to the official website of Majoritywhip House, announcing the launch of new website http://www.healthcare.gov, house Majority Whip James E Clyburn stated “The launch of HealthCare.gov is yet another major step towards improving health care for Americans”. He termed this website as a innovative on-line tool for customers to compare health insurance plans in both public and private sector. More details are available here.
Having a punch line “Take health care into your own hands”, the new website was promised to be live from 1-July-2010 and as expected it is. The website is hailed as one stop information warehouse not only for exploring health coverage options but also for those eager to know what healthcare law mean to them. This website will also keep customers updated of new changes.
As per HHS website, Todd Park, Chief Technology Officer Health and Human Services (HHS), was quoted saying that “This website is unlike any government website you have ever seen or used before,”. HHS official website also states that health Insurance plans price estimates, along with drug coverage, are expected to be available online no sooner then October, 2010. While common hygiene tips and points, like information on preventing disease and illness, will be added on regular basis.
First look, this website looks customer friendly and easy to navigate. Links of different insurance category, like families, individuals, disable peoples, seniors, young adult, employees, are available on the first page along with the option to explore health coverage in your state.
The video tour is very helpful for first time visitors. “Top 5 things to know” section on front page provides some basic information about health care. This segment gives information like importance of healthcare for individual and seniors, criteria for small business to qualify for it etc. Section labeled “Healthcare Notes” keeps customer updated of the latest happenings in health care insurance industry.
If you are looking for the best insurance options available along with cost associated with it then this website is your final destination. It guides you to the best health insurance suitable to you based on answers of few questions to describe yourself. I am from NJ and I tried this functionality to find out what the site has to offer me. And to my best surprise, it displayed me almost the same options which my financial advisor suggested me.
All in all, this website marks a new step towards achieving healthcare law signed by President Obama. It definitely has a long way to go and only time will tell if this website testifies up to the mark.