100 Most Influential People in Healthcare
Shelley Moore Capito, 63
(R-W.Va), U.S. Senate
- Compensation: $174,000
- Years on list: 1
Following House passage of the American Health Care Act, Capito joined other moderates in the Senate in an effort to soften the impact any potential legislation would have on Medicaid expansion. "I will continue to stand up for what is best for West Virginia," she said in a July video address to constituents. Capito ultimately ended up voting for the GOP's so-called skinny repeal bill, which left Medicaid untouched.