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eHealth, Inc., believes that affordable health insurance should be widely available through the free market. We monitor legislation relating to health insurance and work to contribute to the dialogue by providing research and recommendations to lawmakers, the media, think tanks and other key influencers.

If you have policy-related questions for eHealth, contact John Desser, eHealth's Vice President of Public Policy and Government Affairs at (202) 506-1096 or by email at John.Desser@eHealth.com.


April 19, 2016 | Categories: Public Policy

Bringing "Affordability" to the Affordable Care Act

The long-term viability of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) depends on the affordability of coverage for Americans at every income level – not just those who qualify for the law’s rich subsidies. eHealth’s CEO, Gary Lauer, has authored a three-point plan to make the ACA plans more affordable for middle-class Americans.
March 03, 2015 | Categories: Public Policy

King v. Burwell and a Proposed Legislative Solution

A white paper from eHealth, Inc. reviewing the case before the Supreme Court and its potential impact on American health insurance consumers. The paper includes a proposed legislative solution, in the event of a finding for the plaintiffs, which will satisfy the needs of consumers while facilitating a smooth transition to a post-King marketplace.
December 09, 2009 | Categories: <unknown>

The Cost & Benefits of Individual and Family Health Insurance Plans 2009

The objective of this report is to provide a nationwide perspective on cost and benefit trends in the individual health insurance market, based on an analysis of a large, geographically distributed sample of eHealthInsurance purchasers and products. The first Cost and Benefits of Individual Health Insurance Plans report was issued by eHealthInsurance in 2001. Licensed in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, eHealthInsurance is one of the few organizations with national source data that can best reflect consumer buying patterns and purchase prices in the non-group health insurance market
September 30, 2009 | Categories: Cost and Benefits

eHealth, Inc. 2009 Summer Cost Report for Individual and Family Policy Holders.

eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH), parent company of eHealthInsurance (http://www.ehealthinsurance.com), today released updated data on the cost of individually-purchased health insurance plans for individuals and families. The findings appear in The Cost of Individual and Family Health Insurance Plans 2009 Update, an internal evaluation of eHealth, Inc.'s data.
June 28, 2006 | Categories: Government Testimony

Written Testimony of CEO Gary Lauer to the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee

Chairman Thomas and Congressman Rangel, thank you for the opportunity to testify today and let me thank you both, and the Members of this Committee, for your interest in, and work on behalf of, the nation’s small businesses and uninsured. I am present today to tell you about the experience of eHealthInsurance with Health Savings Account-eligible health insurance plans and to provide information to help you address enhancements which may assist more individuals, families, and small businesses in taking advantage of these new plans.
October 23, 2002 | Categories: Opinion-Editorials

Raising Awareness Of Consumers' Options In The Individual Health Insurance Market

Lack of consumer awareness of where to get health insurance, what it costs, and what options exist is a critical barrier that prevents many people from obtaining coverage in the individual market (coverage that can include family members). However, a recent study suggests that that three-fourths of the uninsured could find a policy for less than $2,000 per year and that one-third could find a policy for less than $1,000 per year. More widespread dissemination of accurate and transparent information on prices, options, and benefits could play a role in expanding insurance coverage.
March 12, 2002 | Categories: Government Testimony

Written Testimony of Vip Patel to Subcommittee on Health of U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee

Chairman Kennedy, it’s an honor to address a lifetime advocate for the poor and disadvantaged. Many of us rejoiced to see you recognized at the State of the Union Address for your bipartisan leadership on the education issue. May you receive more such recognition for bipartisan leadership on the issue of the uninsured.
February 13, 2002 | Categories: Government Testimony

Written Testimony of Vip Patel to House Ways and Means Committee

Mr. Chairman and Congressman Rangel, thank you for the opportunity to testify today and let me thank you both, and the Members of this Committee, for your interest in, and work on behalf of the nation’s uninsured. I am present today to tell you about the experience of eHealthInsurance and, to whatever extent possible, provide information to you to help you address the pressing need to assist the uninsured in obtaining health care coverage.
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