The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched the first government website aimed at explaining how to shop for health insurance to the public.
Creation of the site was written into the healthcare reform legislation, and it provides information about public and private health plan choices. The effort also includes the creation of a Twitter feed and a YouTube channel.
Ezra Klein at The Washington Post writes:
And the obvious advantage of starting the site this early is that there's a lot of time for the tech team to play with it, improve it, and get comfortable with it before 2014, when it really needs to be working.