As President Barack Obama's health care reform package worked its way through Congress in 2009 and early 2010, Randy Flem kept a close eye on the proceedings. When Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law on March 23, 2010, Flem knew it was time to dive in. A veteran of the political process, "I had this belief that I could make a difference," says Flem. "So I just moved forward."

He had good reason to believe. In the mid-'90s, Flem successfully lobbied Congress to remove the penalty tax at age 65 from what are now known as health savings accounts. A few years later, he worked with Washington State Representatives on both sides of the aisle on individual market reform.

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