100 Most Influential People in Healthcare
Ted Cruz, 46
(R-Texas), U.S. Senate
- Compensation: $174,000
- Years on list: 1
Cruz has been among the most ardent opponents of the Affordable Care Act since it was enacted. During the most recent Senate debate on repealing the law, Cruz pushed an amendment that would have allowed insurers to sell plans that do not meet ACA rules as long as they sell at least one plan that adheres to Obamacare mandates.