Thursday, August 29, 2013

Confused about Obamacare? There’s an app for that

While politicians continue to argue over the fate of Obamacare, consumers are deeply confused about what reform may mean to them and how they can find help.
A new tool aimed at delivering answers debuted in Colorado this week: the Blue Guide from the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative.
It’s mobile. It offers statewide information. And if you tell the website or app where you are, it will use geolocation to instantly show you nearby clinics, mental health centers or assistance sites where you can sign up for health insurance once Colorado’s new health exchange, Connect for Health Colorado, launches on Oct. 1.
Consumers can event hunt for very specific services like clinics that cater to American Indians, LGBT patients, veterans or migrant workers. Some clinics indicate whether they take walk-in patients.
By Katie Kerwin McCrimmon

For the rest of the story, go to Health Policy Solutions.

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