Quietly, behind closed doors, leaders in Washington spend their days (and often nights) developing policies and programs for the next stage of American life. While many work for the government, they’re not necessarily politicians but expert thinkers and administrators running crucial operations like Medicare, Social Security or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Others are outside government, but with important voices and huge influence. Who are these people? What do they believe? Meet some of the leaders who drive policy on issues vital to older Americans.
Profiles by: Dena Bunis, Tamara Lytle, Brian Mockenhaupt, Katherine Skiba, Kenneth Terrell and Peter Urban.