The nation's political forces are bitterly divided over issues ranging from raising the country's debt ceiling to the use of energy-efficient light bulbs, so it's no surprise that the government's role in healthcare is also the source of intense debate.
100 Most Influential People in Healthcare - 2011
From the top—with U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) at No. 1—to the bottom, with Barry Rand, CEO of AARP, at No. 100—Modern Healthcare's ranking of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare this year features more than two dozen names that have never made the list before.
Who are the movers and shakers in healthcare? The annual 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare competition recognizes the men and women considered among the most influential throughout the industry, as chosen by readers of Modern Healthcare.
This year's ranking of the 100 Most Influential People includes 27 newcomers as well as 10 honorees who have been on every list since it started in 2002.
Modern Healthcare announced the call for nominations to the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare in the April 4 issue of the magazine, online and in all of our e-newsletters. The nominating period continued through May 6, with more than 414,000 nominations submitted.
In an exclusive interview, Modern Healthcare reporter Andis Robeznieks talks with Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin about recently enacted legislation that will steer the state toward a single-payer healthcare system in 2014. Shumlin discusses the current state of healthcare in Vermont as well as...