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In the mid-1980's a young man named Vip Patel got deathly ill from food poisoning. As a recent graduate of Stanford University, Patel was still looking for work and did not have health insurance. With little income or savings, Patel was afraid to go to the hospital because he couldn't afford to pay any medical bills.

He vividly recalls lying in bed at home, wondering to himself if he was going to die. And, wondering how or what a person in his situation -sick and without health insurance - could do to receive care.

There was no internet at the time, and the phone book led him to health insurance companies that were geared toward selling insurance to groups of people, not individuals.That experience stayed with Patel. A decade later, the birth of the public internet led Patel to create He wanted the company to serve as the online marketplace for individuals and families who did not have it. They could visit and find hundreds of health insurance plans from dozens of different insurance companies.

eHealthInsurance was founded in 1997 and in 1998, its technology was responsible for the nation's first Internet-based sale of a health insurance policy. eHealth, Inc, the parent company of went public in 2006 and is publically traded on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol EHTH.

eHealthInsurance press release, blog etc

10/14/2018 - 22:37 eHealth Advises California Health Insurance Consumers As They Enter Early Open Enrollment Period
09/26/2018 - 22:14 eHealth Survey: Nearly Four in Ten Medicare Beneficiaries Have Skipped or Delayed Care to Save Money
09/25/2018 - 20:49 eHealth Analysis: Medicare Beneficiaries Could Save an Average of $611 Per Year if They Enroll in Optimal Prescription Drug Coverage
09/24/2018 - 20:45 Individual Health Insurance Premiums Have Increased 62 Percent Since the First Obamacare Open Enrollment Period, According to eHealth Annual Price Index Report
08/22/2018 - 12:43 eHealth Analysis Shows that Aging into Medicare Can Lead to Average Savings of More than $8,500 Per Year in Insurance Premiums
08/01/2018 - 06:20 Short-Term Health Insurance Premiums 80 Percent Less on Average Than Obamacare Plans, According to eHealth Report
07/25/2018 - 03:29 GoMedigap Ranked Fifth Best Place to Work in Austin Among Medium Sized Business
07/11/2018 - 00:48 eHealth Analysis: Proposed House Bill 6311 Could Save Pre-Retirees Over $4,600 Per Year on Health Insurance Premiums
06/14/2018 - 16:41 Medicare Shoppers Award eHealth an Impressive Net Promoter Score of 91, Demonstrating Outstanding Customer Loyalty
06/04/2018 - 00:15 eHealth Appoints Derek N. Yung as Chief Financial Officer
05/21/2018 - 15:24 Five Health Insurance Pitfalls College Grads Should Avoid
05/09/2018 - 08:11 Frustrated consumers idea of a fair price for health insurance is a fraction of todays market average; health care is poised to be a factor in this falls mid-term elections
04/25/2018 - 06:31 Small Group Health Insurance Emerges as a More Affordable Alternative to Individual and Family Coverage, According to eHealth Report
03/19/2018 - 05:25 Health Insurers Offer Early Glimpse Into 2019 ACA Market Strategies as Congress Considers Stabilization Measures
03/14/2018 - 08:52 eHealth Releases Its Top Health Insurance Tax Tips for the 2017 Tax Year
03/07/2018 - 09:44 Demand for Short-Term Health Insurance Has Steadily Grown Since Implementation of the ACA
02/21/2018 - 16:21 Customer Utilization of Obamacare Health Insurance Plans: eHealth Report Highlights Out-of-Pocket Costs
02/20/2018 - 13:22 eHealth CEO Scott Flanders Applauds the Trump Administrations Proposed Rule to Expand the Duration of Short-Term Health Insurance