100 Most Influential People in Healthcare - 2017
President and CEO, America's Health Insurance Plans
- Years on list: 6
As president and CEO of AHIP, Tavenner heads the national association that's the leading voice for the health insurance industry. She has been an outspoken advocate for insurers, most recently urging the Trump administration to continue the federal cost-sharing reduction payments necessary to stabilize the individual markets under the Affordable Care Act. Tavenner, a nurse, is also an expert on the ACA, having served as CMS administrator in the Obama administration from late 2011 to early 2015.