SB 841 and 893

Senate Banking and Insurance Committee

Public Hearing

The Cost and Affordability of Prescription Drugs
SB841 (Mensch) and SB891 (White)

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.
North Office Building Hearing Room #1


9:30 AM

Opening Comments

9:35 AM

Advocacy Groups                 

Kim Hamstead, Landenberg, PA
Colleen Brock, Hummelstown, PA
Mark Guimond, Director of State Legislative Affairs, Arthritis Foundation
Erin Vago, Elizabethtown, PA
Leonard Azzarano, Meadowbrook, PA

9:55 AM

Insurance Companies

Samuel R. Marshall
President and CEO
Insurance Federation of Pennsylvania

Kimberly Kockler
Vice President, Government Affairs
Independence Blue Cross

Robert Baker
Vice President, Government Affairs
Capital Blue Cross

Michael Yantis
Vice President, State Government Affairs
Highmark Inc.

10:15 AM

Pharmaceutical Industry

John Murphy
Assistant General Counsel

10:30 AM


Pat Epple
Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association

PJ Ortmann
Pharmacist and President of MedVisors

10:45 AM


Frank E. Ebner, CIA
Vice President/Principal
McConkey Insurance & Benefits

11:00 AM


Additional Letters of Support:

Immune Deficiency Foundation

National Hemophilia Foundation – Eastern PA Chapter

National Organization for Rare Disorders

Patient Services, Inc.