Personal Democracy Plus Our premium content network. LEARN MORE You are not logged in. LOG IN NOW >

Hail to the HealthCare.gov Demo

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, July 28 2010

The White House called in some guy that'd been hanging around the place to demo for folks how the new HealthCare.gov information clearinghouse and plan picker works:

Recognizing that "Presidents of the United States of America" isn't a particularly robust user group, Obama demos the site from the perspective of Barack and Michelle Obama of years ago, two young lawyers living in Chicago. As a public resource and guide to the changing post-reform health care landscape, HealthCare.gov has a ways to go, particularly in getting insurers to hand over the data on plan costs that will go to flesh out the site's comparison matrixes. Getting the President himself identified with the site is at least a little boon to the people inside government that have to actually make the thing work over the long run. For some more background on HealthCare.gov, check this out.

News Briefs

RSS Feed today >

First POST: Scary Monsters

Facebook opens up about its experiments on tweaking voting behavior; breaking news in the FCC net neutrality battle; getting hard data on civic tech's impact on political efficacy; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: System-Gaming

Why techies interested in political reform are facing challenges; the latest data on Democratic voter contacts in 2014; Hungary's anti-Internet tax demonstrations are getting huge; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Gimme Shelter

The link between intimate partner violence and surveillance tech; the operational security set-up that connected Laura Poitras, Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden; how Senate Dems are counting on tech to hold their majority; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Tribes

Edward Snowden on the Internet's impact on political polarization; trying to discern Hillary Clinton's position on NSA reform; why Microsoft is bullish on civic tech; and much, much more GO

monday >

First POST: Inventions

How voter data-sharing among GOP heavyweights is still lagging; why Facebook's News Feed scares news publishers; Google's ties to the State Department; and much, much more. GO

More