100 Most Influential People in Healthcare
John Roberts, 61
Chief Justice, U.S. Supreme Court
- Compensation: $258,100 - according to (House Press Gallery
- Years on list: 3
Chief Justice Roberts has created a reputation for cross-ideological compromise decisions in his nearly 11 years heading the high court bench. This year was no different, as he worked to prevent too many 4-4 splits after Justice Antonin Scalia died in February. Roberts was instrumental in punting Zubik v. Burwell—a case involving religious organizations' responses to the ACA's contraception mandate—back to the lower courts to have the parties work it out, rather than settling for a tie.