Had trouble logging in to the HealthCare.gov marketplace? Of course you have.
A report by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 122,000 Nebraskans — 127,000 Iowans — are eligible for tax credits through the marketplace. So far, only 338 Nebraskans and 136 Iowans have signed up using the website.
Three developers in San Francisco set out to see if they could make getting pricing information out of the marketplace easier for Americans — and they succeeded.
The website is called HealthSherpa. Much like a Sherpa guides travelers through mountainous regions in Nepal, HealthSherpa can guide you through prices you can expect to see while shopping through the marketplace.
What information does the non-government affiliated site need? Well, not a lot: your zip code, your age and your household size (to estimate any subsidies). After entering that information, sifting through prices and different plans' coverage is easy.
The site does not sell health insurance. Those wishing to sign up are redirected to sites offering a selected plan.
If you'd like to try out the HealthSherpa site, go for it: http://www.thehealthsherpa.com/