100 Most Influential People in Healthcare - 2017
President, United States
- Compensation: $400,000
- Years on list: 1
As a candidate, Donald Trump campaigned vigorously on the promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. While Congress failed in its most recent attempt to dismantle the law, Trump still has considerable influence over the ACA's future, including the fate of cost-sharing reduction payments. Additionally, the president's 2018 budget blueprint seeks to curtail spending on several HHS programs.