100 Most Powerful People 2005
 

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Of capital importance | Like No. 1 Mike Leavitt, most atop the 100 Most Powerful wield their influence from D.C., and help determine how money is spent
Michael Romano | August 22, 2005 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
As America's healthcare system creaks and wheezes under the weight of crushing costs, is it any wonder that the individual perceived to be the industry's single most-powerful person is the one with all the money?What's more, HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt, who holds the purse strings on an annual budget that dwarfs the gross domestic product of many foreign nations, also happens to be directly responsible for policing and regulating this diverse and fragmented industry -- a patchwork of fiercely competitive fiefdoms that has struggled frantically for years with issues such as patient access,...
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100 Most Powerful - How we did it
August 22, 2005 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Modern Healthcare announced the 2005 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare recognition program in the April 25 issue. From April 25 through May 18, readers nominated candidates via the magazine's Web site, modernhealthcare.com. Readers submitted more than 8,600 nominations. Modern Healthcare then placed the 300 people who received the most nominations on a final ballot, also posted on the Web site. From May 31 through June 24, readers visited the site to vote for the 10 candidates they believe should make the final list of the 100 Most Powerful. Readers submitted 18,571 ballots...
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100 Most Powerful (List)
August 22, 2005 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
1. Mike Leavitt, Secretary, HHS, Washington2. Bill Gates Chairman, Microsoft Corp., Seattle3. Donald Berwick, President and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Cambridge, Mass.4. George W. Bush, President of the United States, Washington5. Edward Kennedy, U.S. senator (D-Mass.), Washington6. Hillary Rodham Clinton, U.S. senator (D-N.Y.), Washington7. Bill Frist, U.S. senator (R-Tenn.); Senate majority leader, Washington8. David Brailer, National healthcare information-technology coordinator, Washington9. Mark McClellan, Administrator, CMS, Baltimore10. Bill...
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