MARILYN BARTLETT RECOGNIZED FOR HER INSPIRING LEADERSHIP
HELENA, Mont. – Fortune Magazine’s 2019 list of the World’s Greatest Leaders includes a Montanan whose diligent leadership turned around the state’s employee health plan and helped create nationally-recognized legislation to lower prescription drug prices.
Marilyn Bartlett is currently the Special Projects Coordinator at State Auditor Matt Rosendale’s office helping to lead Rosendale’s “Drug Savings Initiative” aimed at lowering prescription drug costs.
She is listed at Number 13 on Fortune’s annual list of leaders making a difference throughout the world, followed at Number 14 by Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple. Bill and Melinda Gates are listed at Number 1.
Before joining Rosendale’s team last year, Bartlett turned around Montana’s state employee health plan from financial peril to a large budget surplus. Read NPR and ProPublica’s national story on Bartlett’s work to understand how she accomplished that.
She has presented at health care conferences throughout the country and was instrumental in the creation of Senate Bill 71, the State Auditor’s legislation to lower prescription drug prices that passed the legislature with strong bipartisan support and awaits Governor Bullock’s signature.