By Kate Steadman
‘The Players’ is a series of KFF Health News profiles highlighting the key roles of certain individuals in the current health reform debate. Each profile provides a brief bio, whether the player was involved in President Clinton’s attempts to overhaul health care in 1993-1994 and how their participation could shape today’s negotiations. This list is in alphabetical order.
Director, White House Domestic Policy Council
Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas
Ranking Member, House Energy and Commerce Committee
Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont.
Chairman, Senate Finance Committee
Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio
House Minority Leader
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
Rep. David Camp, R-Mich.
Ranking Member, House Ways and Means Committee
Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D.
Chairman, Senate Budget Committee
Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich.
Chairman, House Judiciary Committee
Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics, Harvard University
President and CEO, National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)
Director, White House Office of Health Reform
Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich.
Chairman, Health Subcommittee, House Energy and Commerce Committee
Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn.
Chairman, Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee
Special Advisor For Health Policy To the Director of White House Office of Management and Budget
Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo.
Ranking Member, Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa
Ranking Member, Senate Finance Committee
Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah
Ranking Member, Senate Finance Committee’s Health Subcommittee
President and CEO, America’s Health Insurance Plans
President, Jennings Policy Strategies
Charles “Chip” Kahn, III
President, Federation of American Hospitals
Director, HHS Office of Health Reform
Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
Senate Minority Leader
Director, Office of Management and Budget
Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
Speaker of the House
Executive Director, Families USA
Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga.
Chairman, House Republican Study Committee
Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y.
Chairman, House Ways and Means Committee
Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev.
Senate Majority Leader
Group Executive Officer of Policy and Strategy, AARP
Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.
Ranking Member, House Budget Committee
Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine
Member, Senate Finance Committee
Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif.
Chairman, House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee
Director, National Economic Council
President and CEO, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
President and CEO, American Hospital Association
Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif.
Chairman, House Energy and Commerce Committee