Date: 07/09/2009

Public Testimony


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03:58 PM -- Public Testimony

Janeen Mackenzie, Colorado Healthy Marriage Project, testified that the research is clear regarding factors that may influence whether a person is in poverty. The factors include educational attainment, teenage marriage, and having children before marriage. She stated that non-marital birth rates are increasing. She made reference to a recent article in Time magazine regarding healthy family foundation. She described a program in Weld County that provides birth control and counseling to teens who are sexually active.

04:05 PM

Brad Young, Rx Plus Pharmacies, responded to previous committee questions regarding copayments on contraceptive medications. He further described how FQHCs purchase and distribute prescription drugs through pharmacies.

04:09 PM

The task force adjourned.