Feedback on website redesign

Over the past few months, Ben and I have been working on a secret project: a full redesign of the Healthcare-NOW website.

Our goal with this redesign was to create an interactive place where single payer activists could be empowered through action and education. The new layout should make it easier for our activists to raise their voice, find organizing and educational resources, and connect with other single-payer supporters across the country.

What do you think of the changes? Feel free to leave your feedback here!


  1. Linda Mahan on January 13, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    Great! It looks like you have been studying website design and updating to the newest “best practices” of layout designs. (I am not a website designer, but recently participated in a webinar about communication where best practices and research on website design and viewer preference was discussed. Since then I have been seeing many sites improving their design elements.)

    So, for what it is worth–

    On first glance what strikes me is the lack of ease in noticing the 3 boxes/options for further information (on the right hand side). They seem compromised because they look so similar to the current graphic in color and print size. The fact that the 3 are portals is not easily distinguished.

    Other websites place the portals beneath the graphic and some draw lines around them so they stand out.

  2. jean harringtoon on January 13, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    I follow 1829 in twitter.The chances of your rather inactive account appearing in my timeline is 0.The last time you tweeted was Dec.7.Therefore, I do not follow you.As to fb, you may be more active there, but I don’t do fb.

    What I would like for HCN, is to study the emails put out by Code Pink.

    They focus usually on one issue, they have a share button, where you can tweet or whatever fb has.These are colorful emails, properly formatted, not wordy, straight to the point, sign-this-and-tweet-it.

    I don’t notice any change in your emails.I tweeted the video of Trump, indicating this was made before the last election, US Drs would not be gov employees, etc.

  3. J Geoff Wane on January 13, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    Great news fantastic job.

    I think that you maybe underestimating how many of us do not have or want a Facebook orTwitter account. Please rethink about not sending your news to email only supporters.

  4. Connard Rasmussen on January 13, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    THANK YOU for getting involved and offering this very crucial, helpful service. Please keep me on your e-mailing list!!!

  5. Charlene Rush on January 13, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Believe it or not, not all people interested in your subject matter, deal with social networking on the internet. It is becoming increasing annoying, that it is taken for granted that ‘everyone’ uses this form of communication. I was on Facebook for a time, but, have since decided it is not for me. Please, take this into consideration, as others have reported feeling the same.

  6. mary lou wiegand on January 14, 2016 at 9:55 am

    hope beyond hope that your organization is contributing to and rooting for Bernie Sanders’ campaign. Hillary declares single payer for all will be “too expensive” so he is the only game in town for your efforts on the political level. Please tell me HealthCare wants not only a more effective website look but Bernie to win and implement single payer.
    perhaps you could ask members to make donations to the Sanders campaign, in lieu of your group, just while he is in the running – sort of consolidate efforts on this issue?
    Please let me know what you are doing to help Bernie and thanks.