“[The feds] got it completely backwards in terms of what people want up front,” said Liang. He added: “They want prices and benefits, so that they could make the decision.”
Liang showed CBS News how it worked. “You come to our website and you put in your zip code — in this case a California zip code. You hit ‘find plans,’ and you immediately see the exchange plans that are available for that zip code.”
McElroy Rodriguez pointed out the principal difference between the two sites – other than that only one works.
…anyone can see that the purpose of healthcare.gov is to collect information — lots of information — and get you into the system. HealthSherpa, by simply focusing on the customer’s desires rather than the government’s desires, shows that little of that information is required to help you select a plan.