900 Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701
Bruce Rogers, Chairman, Victoria
Mike Muecke, Vice-Chair, Bay City
Ray Carvajal, Secretary/Treasurer San Antonio
Doug Eakman, San Angelo
Bill Moore, Sinton
Joe Ochoa, Edinburg
Mike Pemberton, Longview
Michael J. Wright
|February 18, 2013
The Honorable Todd Hunter
Dear Representative Hunter:
In light of your strong, longstanding commitment to Texas independent pharmacy and your keen understanding of the vital contributions of small businesses to our state’s economy, the Texas Pharmacy Business Council is proud to endorse your re-election to the Texas House of Representatives.
Your outstanding leadership in the passage of HB 2292 in the 2011 session and HB 1358 in the 2013 session has dramatically improved the pharmacy audit landscape by creating fair and transparent audit procedures that protect pharmacy owners and provide reasonable limits on audit practices by Texas health plans and PBMs. We also truly appreciate your keen understanding of the vital role that pharmacists play in providing effective, economical health care services to Texans, which places you in a select group of legislators with such expertise.
As you know, the Texas Pharmacy Business Council is the advocacy arm of American Pharmacies and represents almost 700 independent pharmacies. We have a strong reputation as the leading advocacy group for Texas independents, fighting to advance the economic viability of independent pharmacy while protecting the quality of care for Texans and their right to use the pharmacy of their choice. We know you share those commitments.
Our challenges will not diminish during the next legislative session and we want to stand with you as you have so effectively stood with us. Accordingly, it is with great pride that we enthusiastically endorse your re-election campaign and pledge to support you in a manner worthy of the great contributions you have made to our Texas community pharmacists and their patients.
Please feel free to contact TPBC Chairman Bruce Rogers or me if we can be of any assistance in any way to you and your campaign.
Michael J. Wright Bruce Rogers, R.Ph.