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Local state rep. appointed to key health and human services committee

State Representative Robert Sprague, pictured, (R-Findlay) is pleased to announce his appointment to the House Finance Committee’s Sub-Committee on Health and Human Services. Representative Sprague will be part of a five-member, bipartisan panel that will meet for four weeks over the months of February and March.

The committee will hear many issues under the health and human services sections of the newly introduced state operating budget, including possible expansion of Medicaid services to Ohioans.

Representative Anne Gonzales (R-Westerville) has been selected by Speaker of the Ohio House William Batchelder to chair the committee. She has set a rigorous committee hearing schedule that includes three days of public testimony from Ohioans in March.

"The Speaker of the House has commissioned an important sub-committee to vet and report on some of the most volatile portions of Ohio's budget including Medicaid expansion and our medical infrastructure. Representative Sprague will be playing a key role in this sub-committee's recommendations to the General Assembly. His position on the committee has been secured by his superb reputation of solid work ethic and delving deep to the heart of issues impacting Ohioans," Representative Gonzales commented.

Representative Sprague believes Medicaid will be the most vital issue the committee vets.

“The issue of Medicaid expansion is one of the most important decisions of this General Assembly, and I am looking forward to rolling up my sleeves, looking at all sides of the issue and determining what is best for our state,” said Representative Sprague.

The first meeting of the sub-committee on Health and Human Services will be on February 20th.

Sprague represents the 83rd district, which includes the northern portion of Logan County and all of Hardin and Hancock counties.

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