100 Most Influential People in Healthcare – 2018
Chairman, Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee, U.S. Senate
As chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Alexander holds a powerful seat to influence health policy. For example, he worked across the aisle to pen legislation aimed at stabilizing the exchange insurance market. While the legislation did not pass, it was an indication that bipartisanship can still work in Washington. His committee is holding a series of hearings this year looking at ways to get more control over healthcare costs.