100 Most Influential People in Healthcare
Paul Ryan, 46
House Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives
- Compensation: $223,500 - according to House Press Gallery
- Years on list: 4
House Speaker Ryan is working to follow through on a healthcare plan fellow House Republicans put forward earlier this year, although it hasn't received much attention. Ryan and his colleagues in the House presented their plan in June. It calls for repealing the Affordable Care Act and giving those without insurance a tax credit based on age. That premium support, however, did not make it into the GOP's eventual party platform, which took a less ambitious approach.