100 Most Influential People in Healthcare
Matt Bevin, 49
Governor, State of Kentucky
- Compensation: $151,643 - according to Ballotpedia.com
- Years on list: 1
After a relatively surprising electoral victory, Republican Gov. Matt Bevin of Kentucky has shut down the state's health-insurance exchange and put forward a plan to modify its Medicaid expansion with conservative policies such as requiring beneficiaries to participate in job training, community service or wellness activities. Bevin had previously threatened to scrap the expansion program entirely. Meanwhile, 10 health systems in Kentucky established a collaborative to attempt to improve poor health outcomes of residents.