In this site’s never ending quest to solve problems and make the world a better place, we are going to dive – head first – into ways to help solve one of the greatest problems of the day; how to fix the screwed-up, Affordable Care Act (ACA), Obamacare, The Great SNAFU, or What-Ever-You-Want-To-Call-It web site.
Apparently there are different phases to the problem.
First problem: just plain ol’ logging on.
Then actually registering for an account seems to be trouble.
Then signing up for an insurance policy; next signing up for a policy you can actually afford (the A in ACA), and finally getting enough young healthy people to sign up for an expensive policy to pay for all the new people with chronic health problems who are desperate for insurance.
This last is to avoid the dreaded “Death Spiral” – must admit, this is the first time have heard of a government program that is not military in nature with the potential to “Death Spiral.”
After much thought (fifteen minutes at least) and a targeted focus group (talked to a guy at a bus stop) here are the Seven Sure Fire Fixes to the Obamacare web site that we were able to come up with: