100 Most Influential People in Healthcare
John McCain, 80
(R-Ariz.), U.S. Senate
- Compensation: $174,000
- Years on list: 2
The maverick lived up to his reputation during the early morning hours on July 28 when he cast the final and decisive no vote effectively killing the GOP's latest bid to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. McCain made a dramatic return to the Senate floor just days after being diagnosed with brain cancer. During floor debate, McCain urged his colleagues to return to a spirit of bipartisanship.