100 Most Influential People in Healthcare
Rick Pollack, 61
President and CEO, American Hospital Association
- Compensation: $1,400,000
- Years on list: 5
Pollack and the American Hospital Association--which represents more than 5,000 hospitals nationwide--lobbied hard against the GOP's Affordable Care Act repeal-and-replace legislation, in both the House and Senate. Pollack became president and CEO in late 2015 after many years as the association's lead lobbyist. The AHA has also fought to end mandatory participation in a federal bundled-payment initiative.