The Win­ners

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Ken­tucky Gov. Steve Bes­hear’s state’s Med­i­caid ex­pan­sion and state-run ex­change led to the na­tion’s sec­ond big­gest per­cent­age point drop in unin­sured

Unit­edHealth Group CEO Stephen Hem­s­ley guided his company to a very prof­itable year and ex­panded its ex­change par­tic­i­pa­tion

Kin­dred’s Ben Breier, the COO who will soon take over as CEO, helped seal the ac­qui­si­tion of Gen­tiva Health Ser­vices to cre­ate the coun­try’s largest post-acute­care company

About 10 mil­lion unin­sured Americans re­ceived Med­i­caid or Oba­macare ex­change cov­er­age in 2014

HHS Sec­re­tary Sylvia Mathews Bur­well over­saw the smooth open­ing of Health­Care.gov’s sec­ond open en­roll­ment

Gilead Sciences CEO John Martin led the company’s decision to price its hep­ati­tis C drug So­valdi at $84,000 per treat­ment, de­liv­er­ing $8.5 bil­lion in sales in the first nine months of the year

HCA CEO Mil­ton John­son saw his hos­pi­tal chain’s prof­its jump 19% for the first nine months of 2014 com­pared with 2013

Ken­tucky Sen. Mitch McCon­nell won re-elec­tion and lead­er­ship of the next Se­nate, giv­ing him greater power to roll back Oba­macare

Cov­ered Cal­i­for­nia CEO Peter Lee saw his ex­change en­roll 1.1 mil­lion pay­ing cus­tomers, more than any other state

Michael Can­non of the Cato In­sti­tute and Jonathan Adler at Case Western Re­serve Univer­sity saw their long-shot King v. Bur­well chal­lenge to Oba­macare pre­mium sub­si­dies ac­cepted by the U.S. Supreme Court

Robert McDon­ald, sec­re­tary of Vet­er­ans Af­fairs, helped his agency re­ceive a $16 bil­lion al­lo­ca­tion from Congress to im­prove care for vet­er­ans, fol­low­ing the VA’s wait­ing list scan­dal

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