An Interview with Catherine Strode
State Senator Beth Martinez Huminek uses two words to describe the health care bill she is sponsoring: ‘patient equity’. Senate Bill 16-027, which allows Medicaid clients to obtain prescribed drugs through the mail, has passed out of the Senate overwhelmingly with bipartisan support. In an interview with Catherine Strode, Senator Martinez cites the bill’s many benefits to both patient clients and to the state.
Prescription Mail Orders And Patient Equity
What is the importance of this bill?
Who brought the need for the bill to your attention?
How does the bill benefit the state?
How will the bill affect patient choice?
Was there concern from the independent pharmacies that the bill would take business away?
Catherine Strode is Advocacy Denver’s Communications and Policy Specialist. She holds a Masters degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Health Care Policy. Catherine publishes Policy Perspective, featuring interviews with state policy makers on issues that affect the work and mission of Advocacy Denver.