U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts' influence on healthcare is hard to overstate, especially after this year's landmark King v. Burwell case. He placed No. 1 on Modern Healthcare's ranking of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare for 2015.
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The selection of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and President Barack Obama for the top two spots in the 14th annual Modern Healthcare 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare reflects the continuing centrality in healthcare of the ACA and the ongoing political battle over its future.
Dr. Vivek Murthy was confirmed in December as the 19th U.S. surgeon general after his nomination was stalled by opposition from the National Rifle Association, which objected to his comments about gun violence as a public health issue. Modern Healthcare recently spoke with Murthy about his goals for the job.