Monthly Archives: April 2014

CoveredCA.com

Now everyone in California can get insurance at coveredca.com. Everyone with a 1280px-wide monitor, that is.

The website is nonresponsive with a fixed layout set at 1280px width. Here is the display at 1024px-wide:

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Here it is at 800px-wide:

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The dropdowns don’t scroll, and overrun the page bottom, so you need vertical resolution exceeding 1000px to view them:

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Usually this site is just snark, but this one upsets me. The whole point of an exchange like this is that people who previously could not access health insurance now can. Many such people are low-income. To require hardware that exceeds entry-level computers, and excludes hardware usually found at public locations such as libraries, is unforgivable.