Shawn Lovering represented session sponsor Safeway Health. The Health Care Marketplaces session was moderated by Matthew Holt and covered topics like the newly launched state and federal exchanges, the impact on insurance plans and providers, and how to educate the consumer. The panel took place on a highly anticipated day: October 1st. The Government proceeded to shut down over the issue while the rest of us continued to adjust to a changing system. Speakers included David Maxwell-Jolley from Covered California, Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, J.D. Kleinke, Bill Wehrle from Kaiser Permanente, Mary Scanlon from Xerox, Bart Foster of SoloHealth, and Gary Lauer from eHealth. On-stage conversation was enhanced with demos by Getinsured, Brighter, eHealth, and PokitDok.
With close to two decades of experience in product management, Tom Tsao, SVP of Product Management at eHealth, has extensive knowledge of how a marketplace should function. Joining the Marketplaces panel at Health 2.0, Tom bridged his knowledge of tech and big business to help the audience understand where we can expect to see the successes of and issue in the opening federal health care marketplace. He demonstrated eHealth’s platform, which allows consumers to become informed on and filter through health plans.