Although the rollout of the HealthCare.gov site has experienced massive struggles, CoveredCA.com is thriving.
As the federal government continues to struggle with problems and errors related to its healthcare reforms, particularly in the HealthCare.gov website, California has been sailing along with a great deal of successes with its own exchange site, CoveredCA.com.
The problems with which many Americans have been struggling with the federal site are absent in California.
Citizens in California have been able to take advantage of the better side of the healthcare reforms, as their state set up its own insurance exchange website, allowing them to benefit from a site that is fully operational and that does what it set out to do. Unfortunately, this is not the case for the people living in more than half of the states which – primarily for political reasons – chose not to create their own online marketplaces, but to hand over this responsibility to the federal government.
The people in the states are now struggling with many hiccups in the early healthcare reforms tech.
Many are now starting to feel that the choice of their states to give the healthcare reforms control to the federal government – though aligning with their political beliefs – may have been shortsighted. As they see the successes enjoyed in the Californian system, many are turning to their governors to have them explain the decision that was made not to take command of their own programs.
In California, there are no long waits or blank screens associated with the use of CoveredCA.com. The state took very early control over its own healthcare reforms to comply with the federal regulations . This has allowed their state exchange site to receive over 2.2 million unique visits to the website, in addition to the over 150,000 people who have phoned the hotline since it first became available.
Though this could be an achievement that is exclusive to California, others are wondering if this is an example of what the healthcare reforms truly have to offer, and if this is what can be expected once all of the federal website struggles have all been resolved.