As summer comes to a close and a return to legislative sessions comes within reach, the Ohio House of Representatives has been busy evaluating the findings of our summer study committees. These committees, two of which are current standing committees in the House and one which is brand new, have been traveling the state to work with leaders and citizens from around Ohio on legislation. I’m proud to have been appointed Chairman of the newly-created House Healthcare Efficiencies Study Committee, and excited to get to work throughout the next month.

As I mentioned, the House Healthcare Efficiencies Study Committee is a new study committee created by our House Speaker, Cliff Rosenberger. The Speaker created this committee to examine healthcare models across Ohio that the House can help support and promote. The findings of the committee will potentially be used in legislation to be introduced later in the General Assembly.

Four committee meetings in the month of September have been scheduled across the state to evaluate different topics:

  • Graduate Medical Education Panel Discussion - Thursday, September 3, 1:30 p.m., at ProMedica Flower Hospital Administration - Conference Center Room E, 5200 Harroun Road, Sylvania, Ohio   43560

  • Behavioral Health - Tuesday, September 8, 1:00 p.m., at Shawnee State University, 940 2nd St, Portsmouth, OH 45662

  • Medicaid and Aging - Wednesday, September 16, 12:00 p.m., at MetroHealth Main Campus, 2500 MetroHealth Drive, Cleveland, Ohio 44109

  • Children’s Health, Innovative Medical Savings, and Population Health Management - Tuesday, September 22, 2:00 p.m., at Mercy Health - Fairfield Complex, 3050 Mack Road, Fairfield, Ohio 45014

As a physician and state representative, I’m truly looking forward to the opportunity to serve my constituents and all Ohioans by participating in these hearings. While the House has made some great advancements in the healthcare field already during this General Assembly, I have no doubt that this study committee will provide us with invaluable information and experience for the future. I welcome the local media and any constituents to attend these meetings. As always, feel free to contact my office with any questions or ideas related to the Healthcare Efficiencies Study Committee or any state government related issue. I always look forward to working with my constituents on the issues that matter most to them.



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