Marilyn Bartlett

Office of The Montana State Auditor
  • Title
    Special Products Coordinator
  • Affiliation
    State of Montana

Health care costs are inflated in part by ignorance: The employers who pay the bills often can’t get medical providers to explain and justify what they charge. Bartlett helped save Montana’s state health plan from bankruptcy by demanding transparency from hospitals and doctors, then negotiating better deals. Other employers are now clamoring to follow her lead.