Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday June 07, 2014

Why the New HealthCare.gov Website Is Going to Work This Time

It’s a well-known fact that the original launch of the HealthCare.gov site was a total disaster from a programming standpoint and through steady work made the site at least usable. Now a new team of tech pros from some of the biggest tech corporations has been put in place that will guarantee a smooth second launch in November.

The Marketplace Light team fixed this by using something apparently in short supply during the original design of HealthCare.gov: common sense. "We just did the most basic simple thing that anybody would do," a team member says. "Make one page, and use the e-mail as the user name."

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