Health care law opens opportunities for tech startups


Author: Stephanie M. Lee
Publisher: SFGate
Date: March 25, 2014

The Affordable Care Act’s website started out as a technological disappointment, but digital startups see plenty of opportunities to capitalize on the legislation on the eve of the enrollment deadline.

The law has prompted entrepreneurs to launch websites and mobile apps designed to help people sign up. The Obama administration, which took heated criticism for the botched rollout of last fall, will enroll as many people as it can by the March 31 deadline.

“Before the ACA, you really didn’t have a centralized and large influence to push the industry toward these kinds of innovations,” said Judd Hollas, CEO of EquityNet, who has seen an increase in health care-related ventures on his crowdfunding site that helps companies raise money from private investors. Read more here.