A private online health insurance marketplace for individual market, small group and Medicare Advantage policies, eHealth, has formed a high-powered advisory panel with a bipartisan group of former governors, federal lawmakers and other officials, including former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) and former Surgeon General Jerome Adams, M.D. Former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) will chair the committee.
The goal of the new eHealth Public Policy Advisory Committee is to help promote the use of technology and public-private partnerships to solve health care problems in a non-partisan way, says committee member John Desser, eHealth senior vice president for public policy and government affairs and a former HHS deputy assistant secretary for health policy. “We hope to become a resource to policymakers who are open-minded about taking a less ideological approach,” he tells AIS Health.