Every technical person and people who think they know technology have an opinion on how to fix ACA or Obama care’s Insurance exchanges.
A better solution would be let multiple private companies, most likely current health insurance brokers, run the ACA Exchanges. Competition between these companies would ensure that the solution will be of a much higher quality than the current mess. Government regulators could setup standards and oversee these Exchanges.
As a resident of California, I could go to any California health exchange and buy the same plans and the broker makes money on the transaction. At the start the Health Exchange could be brochures, paper/pdf forms and phone calls (remember the goal here is sign up folks who have fallen off the insurance bandwagon), but would rapidly evolve in SaaS and Smart phone apps. There would be lots of choices and no central point of failure.
This enables us to have a free market solution to this problem that is regulated by the government.
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SVFounders is now 230+ members and I wanted to explore ideas to take it to the next level to help founders. It looks like many of our Founders are on the way to an MVP and need help with Pitches, Marketing, Angel Investors and Legal issues.
Silicon Valley’s answer to this is Accelerators pioneered by Y-Combinator. It has been successful and has helped startups to scale and grow faster.
I have been toying with the concept of a Co-op Accelerator where a combination of advisers and founders help each other. Wikipedia defines Co-op as an autonomous association of persons who voluntarily cooperate for their mutual, social, economic, and cultural benefit.
It would be similar to other accelerators and provide similar services like StartX or Y-Combinator or TechStars but would rely more on Founders helping other Founders. As a Founder, you would have to commit 4 hours per week to help others.
If you are interested, the next step would be to form an small team of founders and startup advisers to define what this program would entail and come up with benefits and responsibilities for the program participants.
Contact me via email at Ash at MobiWeave dot com
Had a great time presenting at Bay.NET http://www.meetup.com/BayNET/events/114504982/
Will post the code over the weekend, since it needs to be scrubbed of Azure account details.
Use Visual Studio and your C#/.NET skills to get your Windows apps into iOS and Android App stores. This was given at Bay.NET meetup http://www.meetup.com/BayNET/events/113093652/
Thanks to Faraz for recording the video.
It’s easy to give a great presentation on a great piece of software
Thanks to the EastBay.NET group for inviting me, Xamarin for the giveaways and the attendees for some really good questions.
Note to self – Do more presentations in 2013.
Here are the presentations for my sessions at SVCC on MonoTouch and ServiceStack. Some good questions from the attendees.
I had setup my Sony Nexus 5 to record these sessions but the camera overheated and stopped working. I will probably give these presentations at another group and will try to make sure to record this.
We have used ServiceStack for our REST web service layer for Mobi App Catalog.
At some point in the future, I will write up how we built App Catalog with ServiceStack, AngularJS, ASP.NET, MonoTouch, MonoDroid, Visual Studio 2012, Windows RT and Bootstrap.
Any questions – Tweet them to @SoftwareWeaver