Summit Information Services, a Colorado-based public relations and communications organization hosted a meeting for the “Campaign for Sustainable Drug Prices”.
Participants from local organizations including Colorado Senior Lobby’s President, Ed Shackelford and Colorado Senior Lobby member, Diane Robinson. The group met with Andy Merritt, State Director for Senator Cory Gardner and Annie Larson, Senator Cory Gardner’s staff member to discuss increasing drug prices and their impact on older adults.
Attendees are pictured in the photograph above and include:
Participants, left to right:
Ed Shackelford, President Colorado Senior Lobby.
Howard Paul, Howard Paul Photography
Helen Royal, Summit County Community Care Clinic
Shanna Koenig Camuso, Campaign for Sustainable Drug Pricing
Caitlin Westerson, Colorado Consumer Health Initiative
(in front of Caitlin) Emily Dewey, Small Business Majority
Tim Gaudette, Small Business Majority
Annie Larson, Senator Cory Gardner’s Office
Pam Rush-Negri, Colorado ALS Foundation
Diane Robinson, Colorado Senior Lobby
Also in attendance — Andy Merritt, State Director For Senator Cory Gardner.
The purpose of the meeting was to highlight the real impact of prescription drug costs and how they impact “real people”. The Summit Information Services staff was very attentive taking detailed notes of the discussion. The stories shared detailed the hardship the average person faces when confronted with decisions on the allocation of very limited financial resources in regard to the rising costs of prescription medicine. It was also noted that the cost to the individual is small in comparison to the cost paid by insurance providers, including Medicare and Medicaid.
The effectiveness of the meeting, along with all the other interfaces with the Senator and/or his staff will be measured when he records his votes on health care legislation.
WE RECOMMEND THAT EVERYONE SHOULD CONTINUE TO CONTACT THEIR STATE AND FEDERAL SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES TO LET THEM KNOW YOUR CONCERNS ABOUT DRUG PRICING AND HEALTH CARE REFORM.
Find you links top Colorado and Federal Legislators on the Colorado Senior Lobby website – CLICK HERE
More about Summit Information Services
Summit Information Services is a Colorado-based public relations and strategic communications firm founded in 1993. The company provides services for clients throughout the U.S. in a number of industries, including energy, travel, resort and leisure, Internet, and business services.