Erin Gilmer is a health policy attorney in Austin, Texas. Since 1999 she has been diagnosed with 4 autoimmune diseases and 17 chronic health conditions, has had 5 surgeries, while seeking and engaging in innovative solutions in health care and technology.
Ms. Gilmer is dedicated to patient advocacy and providing a voice for those who struggle with health and economic issues. Early in her career she worked on legislation to expand Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program in the Texas State Legislature. She has also served as a guardian ad litem and a victim advocate for the Denver District Attorney’s office, worked on Medicaid appeals for foster children, and educated providers on services for low income individuals.
Ms. Gilmer believes health is a human right and pursues the realization of this right in all her endeavors including her blog at www.healthasahumanright.