100 Most Influential People in Healthcare
Joseph Swedish, 65
Chairman, President and CEO, Anthem
- Years on list: 12
Swedish has held the top job at Anthem since 2013. The insurer covers more than 1 million lives in 14 states via the Affordable Care Exchanges, making it one of the biggest marketplace players. The company has threatened to pull out of a number of states next year and is one of the most vocal proponents of continuing cost-sharing reduction payments in order to create some certainty in the individual insurance market.