When dealing with health-care a lot of Americans are in the dark, either without coverage, or intimidated by the process of selecting coverage for themselves and their families. Finding help online provides other problems, scams and security concerns can weigh heavily on a user’s mind while they attempt to find answers.
TurboTax announced its new website today, aimed at helping the estimated 50 million uninsured Americans facing important health care decisions. The new site is called the TurboTax AnswerXchange, “a first-of-its-kind social community designed to give people personalized, unbiased answers to their Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare,” questions.”
According to the official release sent out today (Monday) “It’s created for people like Ana Rosales, a 38- year-old mother of three who is uninsured and who wonders about the type of health care coverage available and the costs of participating in the Affordable Care Act’s, insurance exchanges, which begin operating on Oct. 1.”
TurboTax AnswerXchange is described as, “an independent social community dedicated to helping people make health insurance decisions with confidence.” The website is open now, (link below), and the AnswerXchange is free. The company will “analyzes the personal information provided by users and combines that with the knowledge and experience of an online community to provide answers for the millions of Americans who need health insurance answers tailored to their family, income, location and health needs.”
The company states that they are different from other guides because TurboTax AnswerXchange, “provides personalized answers to the hundreds of questions Americans are asking about the Affordable Care Act. In the face of continued confusion and uncertainty about health care reform, the need for individualized answers has never been greater. According to a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News Poll, 76 percent of uninsured respondents said they didn’t understand the law and how it would affect them.”
“Health care decisions are highly personal and one-size definitely does not fit all,” said Jane Sarasohn-Kahn MA, MHSA, health economist and management consultant with THINK-Health and Health Populi blog. “Millions of people will be making health insurance decisions for the first time and are looking for tools to help them do just that. People are looking for do-it-yourself solutions like they use in other aspects of their daily lives. The TurboTax AnswerXchange is emerging as a unique solution that can deliver just what people need – a simple, actionable answer for their particular situation.”
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