Beth Capell is a lobbyist for Health Access, a health care consumer advocacy coalition in California. Before participating in a panel on whether Obamacare has fulfilled its promises in Sacramento, she explained why she’s not shy about sharing her talents—and what talents she’d most like to have—in the Zócalo green room.
Where do you go to be alone?
What salad dressing best describes you?
Virgin olive oil.
Whom or what do you root for?
The Affordable Care Act.
What piece of California healthcare policy would you most like to see eradicated?
Oh, the list is so long. [Laughs.]
What’s your favorite thing about Sacramento?
I think the seasons.
Where would we find you at 10:00 on a typical Saturday morning?
The farmers market in Davis.
What’s your biggest indulgence?
Time to myself.
It’s your last meal. What do you eat?
Steak, potatoes, and red wine. And probably chocolate cake.
What’s your hidden talent?
I don’t think at this age any of my talents are hidden.
Whose talent would you like to have?
Oh, lots of people’s. The talent to be gracious, the talent to be patient.