Can Obamacare Predict Pro Football Winners? -- eHealth Survey Finds Playoff Quarterbacks Are Favorites of Those Impacted by Law

Can Obamacare Predict Pro Football Winners? -- eHealth Survey Finds Playoff 
Quarterbacks Are Favorites of Those Impacted by Law 
If Obamacare Shoppers' Preferences for Quarterbacks Have Any Impact
on Game Results, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Cincinnati and Green Bay
Will Advance in Pro Football's Wildcard Round -- New Orleans, Green
Bay, New England and Denver Emerge as Divisional Round Winners --
Denver Faces New Orleans in the Championship 
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/03/14 --  The Affordable
Care Act has the potential to insure millions of Americans, but can
it predict the outcome of the professional football playoffs? This is
the question a handful of people at eHealth (NASDAQ: EHTH) asked
themselves after reviewing the results of a new email survey of 1,290
adults who bought their health insurance through
eHealthInsurance.com, the nation's first and largest private health
insurance exchange for individuals, families and small businesses.  
The survey, which was conducted between August 8 and November 7 of
2013, asked eHealth customers to name their favorite professional
sport and, the 398 fans of professional football were asked to name
the pro quarterback they'd most like to see promoting and educating
the public about the Affordable Care Act.  
In the interest of giving people what they want, eHealth used the
customer preferences from these survey results to predict the winners
in each round of the professional football playoffs.  
Wildcard Weekend Predictions
 When eHealth filtered survey results to
include only votes cast for quarterbacks facing off this weekend in
the wildcard round of the playoffs, the chart below shows which of
the eight signal-callers fans preferred.  


 
                                                                            
                                                                            
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                              Wildcard Saturday                             
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    Home        Away        Winner         Home        Away        Winner   
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                                         Michael                            
Andrew Luck  Alex Smith   Andrew Luck   Vick/Nick   Drew Brees   Drew Brees 
    60%         40%     (Indianapolis)    Foles         54%         (New    
                                           46%                    Orleans)  
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                               Wildcard Sunday                              
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    Home        Away        Winner         Home        Away        Winner   
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              Phillip                     Aaron        Colin                
Andy Dalton    Rivers     Andy Dalton     Rogers    Kaepernick  Aaron Rogers
    66%         33%      (Cincinnati)      60%          40%      (Green Bay)
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Divisional Round Predictions
 Assuming customer's preferences for
spokespeople were accurate in predicting wildcard winners, eHealth
once-again filtered survey results to include only those votes cast
for quarterbacks who would be left to face off during the divisional
round of the playoffs. The chart below shows which of the eight
remaining signal-callers footballs fans preferred.  


 
                                                                            
                                                                            
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                              Divisional Round                              
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    Home         Away       Winner        Home         Away        Winner   
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   Peyton                   Peyton       Russell                 Drew Brees 
   Manning   Andrew Luck    Manning      Wilson     Drew Brees      (New    
     96%          4%       (Denver)        17%          83%       Orleans)  
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    Home         Away       Winner        Home         Away        Winner   
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                           Tom Brady                                        
  Tom Brady  Andy Dalton     (New      Cam Newton  Aaron Rogers Aaron Rogers
     80%         20%       England)        46%          54%      (Green Bay)
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Conference Championship Predictions
 If one presumes that customer
preferences for spokespeople continued their improbable run of
predicting winners in the divisional round of the playoffs, eHealth
once-again filtered survey results to include only those votes cast
for quarterbacks left to face off in the league's Conference
Championship game. The chart below shows which of the four remaining
QBs people buying their own health insurance most wanted to see.  


 
                                                                            
                                                                            
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                       Conference Championship Round                        
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           Home                     Away                     Winner         
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      Peyton Manning              Tom Brady              Peyton Manning     
           73%                       27%                    (Denver)        
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           Home                     Away                     Winner         
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       Aaron Rogers              Drew Brees                Drew Brees       
           39%                       61%                 (New Orleans)      
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Pro Football Championship Game
 If the spokesperson preferences of
eHealth customers continued their incredible run of accurately
predicting winners, all the way into the league championship, the
2013 season would end with a rematch between Peyton Manning and Drew
Brees.  


 
                                                                            
                                                                            
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                             League Championship                            
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   American Conference       National Conference             Winner         
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      Peyton Manning             Drew Brees              Peyton Manning     
           74%                       24%                     Denver         
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Despite a heroic series of road victories for Brees's wildcard New
Orleans team, Peyton Manning would emerge as the victor in this
rematch of the 2009 championship game. People who buy their own
health insurance would prefer Peyton Manning three-to-one over Drew
Brees as a spokesperson to increase awareness and educate people
about the Affordable Care Act - Obamacare. Manning was the top vote
getter overall, earning nearly one-in-five (18%) of all votes cast.  
Reality Check
 This portion of the eHealth email survey may not have
met with the most stringent of scientific standards for published
research. When making their own predictions, eHealth encourages
football fans, odds-makers, professional analysts and psychics to
consider other sources of information in addition to these survey
results. However, anyone who wins any type of wager -- gentlemen's
agreement, shaved eyebrows, massive sums of cash -- is encouraged to
give eHealth full credit for their victory.  
Don't Fret
 Readers who are disappointed that their team did not
advance to the title game should be aware that survey results did not
include an equal number of football fans in every state. For example;
very few people in Wisconsin, Washington, Louisiana, Indiana and
Missouri responded to the survey, which puts Aaron Rogers, Russell
Wilson, Drew Brees, Andrew Luck and Alex Smith at a disadvantage.  
eHealth encourages everyone to read and share the results of this
non-scientific, survey. When you do, let your uninsured family,
friends and uninsured fans of opposing teams know they can visit
eHealth's Affordable Care Act Resource Center to learn more about the
new law -- Peyton Manning WILL NOT be there.  
Anyone can research health insurance options in their area at
eHealthInsurance.com and eHealthInsurance.com has the nation's
largest inventory of individual health insurance plans available for
online enrollment.  
Even without Peyton Manning, Drew Brees or Tom Brady, you can learn
more about the Affordable Care Act by doing one of the following
things: 


 
--  Visiting eHealth's Affordable Care Act Resource Center:
    www.eHealth.com/affordable-care-act
--  Learn about Health Care Reform's Cost Free Enrollment Solution:
    www.costfreeenrollment.com
--  Read eHealthInsurance's consumer blog, Get Smart - Get Covered
    (blog.eHealthInsurance.com)
--  Browse eHealthInsurance's licensed agents answers to real-life health
    insurance questions on Yahoo Answers
--  Follow eHealthInsurance on Facebook and Twitter

  
About eHealth
 eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) operates
eHealthInsurance.com, the nation's first and largest private health
insurance exchange where individuals, families and small businesses
can compare health insurance products from leading insurers side by
side and purchase and enroll in coverage online. eHealthInsurance
offers thousands of individual, family and small business health
plans underwritten by more than 180 of the nation's leading health
insurance companies. eHealthInsurance is licensed to sell health
insurance in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. eHealth,
Inc. also provides powerful online and pharmacy-based tools to help
Medicare beneficiaries navigate Medicare health insurance options,
choose the right plan and enroll in select plans online through
PlanPrescriber.com (www.planprescriber.com) and eHealthMedicare.com
(www.eHealthMedicare.com).  
For more health insurance news and information, visit the
eHealthInsurance consumer blog: Get Smart - Get Covered or visit
eHealth's Affordable Care Act Resource Center at
www.eHealth.com/affordable-care-act. 
For media inquiries, please contact: 
Sande Drew
eHealth, Inc.
(916) 207-7674
sande.drew@ehealth.com 
Nate Purpura
eHealth, Inc.
(650) 210-3115 - direct
Nate.Purpura@ehealth.com 
 
 
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