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Over the past year, Tyson used his platform as one of the industry's most prominent executives to advocate for continued reforms to the delivery system. During debate over efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, he said the law should serve as a baseline for improving healthcare. 'More than 24 million people have coverage through the front door of the U.S. healthcare system. ... I would hate for us to wake up tomorrow and the starting point is now 10 million, 5 million or 3 million,' he told Modern Healthcare last April. Tyson, who has led the integrated health system since 2013, also made improving mental health a priority. Kaiser Permanente is redesigning care models to better integrate mental health in primary care and other settings. He convened a group of global leaders at the World Economic Forum to talk about issues surrounding mental health. Citing his efforts to raise awareness around mental health, Time named Tyson to its 2017 list of 100 Most Influential people.