Matthew D. Taber, MS
Chief Operating Officer
Medical Access Corporation of America
Healthcare executive creates visual guide to the federal health insurance marketplace
Nashville, TN – November 5, 2013 — Healthcare executive, Matthew Taber, created a visual guide that gives a complete inside look at the federal health insurance exchange marketplaces that are located on Healthcare.Gov. Most consumers in America have had a difficult time accessing the insurance exchange marketplaces due to technical problems involving the website since it launched. Mr. Taber has had minimal difficulties accessing the website.
On October 8th, Mr. Taber received an e-mail confirmation from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services stating that his marketplace account had been successfully created and approved. Upon getting his account confirmed, he gained full access to the exchanges and was able to continue with the application process without interruption.
While many other Americans were having extreme difficulty accessing the exchanges, Mr. Taber decided to document his experience by taking screenshots of the entire process in order to show others who were having difficulty gaining access. The screenshots Mr. Taber took not only show the application, they also show what the actual insurance plans look like.
On October 23, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services added a tool that allowed for consumers to browse plans in the individual, small business marketplace (SHOP), and dental marketplaces without having to create an account. Mr. Taber was able to take screenshots of them as well and he published them on his blog. The screenshots can be viewed here:
Since publishing the screenshots on his blog on October 14, the screenshots have received 1,145 views. Links to the screenshots have been re-tweeted on Twitter 118 times and even favorited by celebrities. ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Richard Besser, MD tweeted Mr. Taber saying “Terrific! Thanks for sharing.”
About Matthew Taber
Matthew Taber is Chief Operating Officer of the Medical Access Corporation of America (www.medicalaccessusa.com), a company which offers full access to medical care to patients and 100 percent reimbursement to primary care physicians through direct primary care models. Mr. Taber has a MS/BS in health services administration and has been working in the industry since 1998. Mr. Taber oversees operations, business development, and marketing efforts of the company. In addition, he also acts as government liaison and regularly briefs local, state, and federal government officials on healthcare policy issues. Mr. Taber is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.