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20 People Who Make Healthcare Better - 2010



In our annual HealthLeaders 20, we profile individuals who are changing healthcare for the better. Some are longtime industry fixtures; others would clearly be considered outsiders. Some are revered; others would not win many popularity contests. All of them are playing a crucial role in making the healthcare industry better. These are their stories.



8 comments on "20 People Who Make Healthcare Better - 2010"
Bonnie Campbell (9/22/2011 at 3:46 AM)

I agree with you Jeffrey. Impossible to give her credit ...
Jeffrey Patterson (12/9/2010 at 10:07 PM)

I enjoyed reading the profiles on this page. Until I scrolled to Nancy Pelosi. Self-serving politicians have no place on the same page with the innovators listed here. True colors are rarely hidden.
Jim (12/9/2010 at 1:47 PM)

Donald Berwick- You got to be on DRUGS!!! This guy is a known socialist and wants complete redistribution of wealth. As far as Pelosi goes- she is an IDIOT! Remember the health care debacle was slammed through under reconciliation without a single republican voting for it. Congress also did not read it. And the "health insurance" that the government is touting as a success is Medicaid. Here in California it is called Medical. NO ONE takes medicaid nor medical as it pays 9 cents per dollar charged. So with it paying 9% of billed charges and most overhead in a medical office is 40%, you do the math Einstein. I t cost the provider money to see these patients. I do not see Medicare patients either because it pays me 20% on the dollar. Medicare patients are sicker and more costly to see. So all of you out there that think this a good idea- please do some research on your own and don't rely on the disgruntled failures in congress to tell you anything.
Karl Vanhooten (12/8/2010 at 10:42 AM)

Thank you for NOT putting Newt Gingrich on your list. This old blowhard has had his time in the sun already.
Mike Webster (12/7/2010 at 3:03 PM)

Nancy Pelosi is there because she stood up for what she believes in and faced a great deal of adversity for doing so. She supports a system that does not deny care to individuals with a pre-existing condition and also gives access to healthcare to Americans who do not have it or have been denyed coverage. The greatest country in the world should support healthcare for everyone!! This has nothing to do with Hitler. Read your 8th grade history book!!
Deb, RN (12/7/2010 at 10:49 AM)

Pelosi? Are you kidding?
barium (12/7/2010 at 7:58 AM)

Yes, Joe, Ms. Pelosi is "changing healthcare for the better"; and Adolph Hitler made the government more responsible to the masses. Why don't we also applaud the President for wanting a single-payer health-care system (WSJ 8-19-10)? So we can then all have health coverage from cradle to grave, and without agents.
Patrick Plemmons (12/6/2010 at 9:40 AM)

Including Nancy Pelosi on a list of "people who made healthcare better" must be intended as shock theater because no one would be so obtuse as to actually think she belongs there. Could the author(s) of the list please share the rationale (?) behind her inclusion?