THE OBAMACARE DECADE: Top healthcare leaders who worked for Trump, Obama, and Bush share the biggest healthcare developments of the 2010s

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THE OBAMACARE DECADE: Top healthcare leaders who worked for Trump, Obama, and Bush share the biggest healthcare developments of the 2010s

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  • The 2010s were a decade defined by massive advancements in biology and health.
  • The US saw a generational shift in health policy, thanks to the Affordable Care Act. At the same time, genomics and the use of new treatments that harness the body's immune system changed the way we treat cancer.
  • The Business Insider healthcare team looked back at our reporting and turned to the experts to break out the decade's biggest healthcare developments.
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The 2010s were a decade of healthcare contradictions.

The US saw the biggest gains for health coverage in half a century with the enactment of the Affordable Care Act. We also saw opioid-linked deaths skyrocket as the drug-addiction epidemic continued. In a particularly troubling turn, US life expectancy has been on the decline, too.

To understand the decade, we talked to five top healthcare leaders from the administrations of President Donald Trump, President Barack Obama, and President George W. Bush: Seema Verma, Andy Slavitt, Kathleen Sebelius, Mark McClellan, and Mike Leavitt.

Here's what they told us.

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