Healthcare.gov’s Google Listing Snippet is Not In Good Shape Here on June 1, 2017
The current listing for healthcare.gov on Google isn’t it good shape here on June 1, 2017; listings essentially contain a bunch of file locations.
A search for “ObamaCare” looks like this:
Index of /226848/healthcaregov/production/wwwroot
Index of /226848/healthcaregov/production/wwwroot. Name Last modified Size. [DIR] Parent Directory 25-May-2017 21:13 1k [FILE] …
Searches for other related terms bring up similar looking listings, I won’t mark them all down here, but they all look like that.
The implications of this are not dire as far as I can tell in my non-expert opinion, but certainly those trying to contact healthcare.gov or access special enrollment aren’t helped by the confusing listing.
This isn’t something Google did; this isn’t something that looks malicious; this is only the result of Google caching healthcare.gov as it is and is very likely the result of someone at healthcare.gov forgetting to double check their work.
Thus, the only implication is, assuming nothing malicious happened, that healthcare.gov isn’t getting the same attention to detail paid to it as it was during the Obama years.
Hopefully calling attention to this will help to ensure it doesn’t happen again. Insurers are already dealing with a lot of uncertainty in health care given the Trump administration’s actions; so are customers. Little things like this do not help.