49. TOMMY THOMPSON, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Key development: Implemented Medicare drug discount card program.
What's next: Fighting obesity and bioterrorism, coping with drug reimportation, and getting ready for permanent Medicare prescription benefit.
Tommy Thompson has waged many battles over the past year. His opponents have ranged from obesity, bioterrorism and a number of lobbyist groups.
Thompson, along with George W