Today eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:EHTH) ( www.ehealth.com), the nation's first and largest private online health insurance exchange, released answers to questions about proposals to overhaul the Affordable Care Act (ACA, also known as Obamacare) supported by President-Elect Trump's nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services, Representative Tom Price, MD. In 2013, in partnership with Senator John McCain, Dr. Price introduced a first draft of legislation in the House of Representatives called The Empowering Patients First Act - Senator McCain introduced it in the Senate. While the final Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act may or may not be similar to Dr. Price's Empowering Patients First Act, the draft legislation provides valuable insight into how Republicans might change the Affordable Care Act in a Trump administration. "Doctor Price's draft legislation, The Empowering Patients First Act, addresses many of the top concerns raised by our customers whose health coverage is directly affected by the Affordable Care Act," said eHealth CEO Scott Flanders. "Our customers are concerned first and foremost about the cost of coverage, and Dr. Price's plan targets costs in very specific ways - addressing medical malpractice, physician shortages, and making tax credits available to reduce monthly costs." Mr. Flanders continued, "Another top concern for our customers is access to health coverage for those with pre-existing medical conditions. We're encouraged to see that Republican proposals to replace the Affordable Care Act would guarantee access to health insurance for consumers who have maintained continuous coverage, regardless of their personal medical history." Consumer Questions and Answers on The Empowering Patients First Act After reviewing the "section-by-section" overview provided by Representative Price on his website, eHealth has put together a summary of what the company likes about the proposal, and areas where it would like to see more detail. eHealth has also compiled questions and answers for consumers interested in how the Empowering Patients First Act, as currently drafted, may affect their health coverage and their finances.