Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Government Affairs
John Desser is the Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Policy at eHealth, where he manages day-to-day operations of eHealth's efforts in Washington D.C. Mr. Desser has almost three decades of experience working in government affairs and public policy. Prior to eHealth, he served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Policy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the George W. Bush Administration. Previously, Mr. Desser was a VP of Jefferson Government Relations, LLC, where he managed the firm's health care practice. Mr. Desser began his career on Capitol Hill as a health policy aide for the late Senator John McCain, and as a health policy adviser for then - U.S. Representative Jon Kyl. He is a founder and board member of the Council for Affordable Health Coverage, a founding board member of the Association for Web Based Health Insurance Brokers, and serves on the board of the Alliance for Safe Biologic Medicine. He holds a BA in International Affairs/Political Science from Northern Arizona University.