What Healthcare.gov Would Look Like if It Were Built by Facebook, Google, or Microsoft

Dubious and far-fetched ideas.
Oct. 27 2013 11:49 PM

Could Facebook Fix Healthcare.gov?

How about Google, Yahoo, Amazon, or Microsoft?

Given all the trouble with the Obamacare website, we wondered why America’s biggest Internet companies haven’t volunteered to help fix it. (OK, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer team did, sort of, in a recent Tweet, which they then deleted.) Surely Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Amazon, or Microsoft could design a more reliable site than the tangle of federal contractors who have bungled healthcare.gov. On the other hand, we can also envision a few drawbacks. Here’s how we imagine the site might look if each of those companies tried their hand at remaking it in their own images.

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