100 Most Influential People in Healthcare – 2018
President, United States
A fierce opponent of the Affordable Care Act, Trump has taken several steps that critics say have undermined various elements of the law. His administration is broadening access to short-term and association health plans, neither of which must comply with strict coverage requirements spelled out in the ACA. His actions on risk-adjustment payments put insurers in a lurch at a time when they had to file rates for the coming year. Outside of the ACA, Trump has pledged to address skyrocketing drug prices, although details haven't fully emerged from his blueprint plan.