Lots and lots of people are trying to get information about their insurance options from the ObamaCare HealthCare.gov website. Unfortunately there are a lot of HealthCare.gov problems. Fortunately, Health Sherpa offers a HealthCare.gov alternative, where you can quickly and easily compare different plans available in the insurance exchange marketplace, or as they put it, “Instantly compare premiums for health exchange plans.”
Health Sherpa was created by three programmers, in just three days. It’s simple, clean, and fast. Some may wonder, if it took Health Sherpa just three days, with three people, why HealthCare.gov took hundreds, and is plagued with problems. Of course, in part this is because HealthCare.gov has to interface with several systems, including the Social Security and IRS systems, while Health Sherpa is only one piece that does one thing: allow consumers to compare health plan options. But a lot of people want to do exactly that.
As NPR commentator Aarti Shahani pointed out during a recent interview with HealthSherpa.com co-founder Ning Liang, at the complicated HealthCare.gov site, “If you manage to click the right link, you get about a half hour worth of questions and legal jargon before ever getting an estimate. At HealthSherpa.com, there’s just a box for your zip code. Hit enter, and get basic prices for local insurance plans.”
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But, points out Health Sherpa co-founder George Kalogeropoulos, somewhat magnanimously, “It isn’t a fair apples-to-apples comparison. Unlike Healthcare.gov, our site doesn’t connect to the IRS, DHS, and various state exchanges and authorities. Furthermore, we’re using the government’s data, so our site is only possible because of the hard work that the Healthcare.gov team has done.”
Results for searching HealthSherpa.com for insurance plans in the 90302 zip code
Regardless, HealthSherpa.com is the place to go if you simply want to know what your options are in the insurance exchange.
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