100 Most Influential People in Healthcare
Rick Pollack, 66
President and CEO, American Hospital Association
- Compensation: $1,483,925 - according to 2015 IRS 990
- Years on list: 4
For nearly 25 years, Pollack was the top lobbyist in Washington, D.C., for one of the nation's most-effective lobbying organizations, the American Hospital Association. Then in September 2015, he succeeded Richard Umbdenstock to become the 11th president of the 117-year-old organization. The Brooklyn native has stayed in the trenches, fighting for higher reimbursement for hospitals under Medicare and opposing the proposed mega-mergers between health insurers Aetna and Humana, and Anthem and Cigna.