Article: Open health data, closed wallets

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Open health data, closed wallets

Few issues pervade our economy, our work, and our everyday lives to the extent that healthcare does. And even fewer among those subject matters have been so intensely studied and reformed with impressively little public comprehension. Healthcare is complicated.

At Coding It Forward, we decided to tackle the behemoth of an issue on two fronts: access and affordability.
A few weeks ago, our group participated in HackBeanpot, a hackathon for Boston-area college students. We took it as an opportunity to delve deeper into the issue of healthcare costs and to discover what we, as technologists and students, could do about it.

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