Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) has appointed State Representative Dr. Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) to serve on the Joint Medicaid Oversight Committee (JMOC).


The committee, which was created through legislation during the previous General Assembly, provides consistent oversight in all areas of Ohio’s Medicaid system. This includes making sure the system complies with state law, looking at the long-term impact of Medicaid, helping find ways to limit the rate of spending growth on the program, and seeking measures to improve the quality of care and health outcomes for enrollees.


“I am delighted to have this opportunity to serve on the Joint Medicaid Oversight Committee,” Johnson said. “As a physician, I will bring my medical education and over 23 years of clinical experience to the complex, costly and vitally important matter of Medicaid delivery in Ohio. It will certainly be a challenge, but one that I look forward to engaging.”


Since joining the state legislature in 2011, Dr. Johnson has been actively involved in many important health-related bills, including one aimed at curtailing prescription drug abuse in Ohio. He has an extensive background in the medical field, including as a flight surgeon and the Ohio Army National Guard’s first State Aviation Medical Officer.


He is also a clinical professor in family medicine at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, as well as an assistant dean in the college’s Centers for Osteopathic Research and Education (CORE). Dr. Johnson has served as a family practice physician in the Portsmouth area.


On JMOC, Rep. Johnson will be one of five state representatives to serve on the committee, along with five members of the Ohio Senate.

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