Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions CEO Cathy Timuta presented House Speaker Sprowls with an award this week to recognize his push to extend Medicaid benefits for pregnant women from two months to one year.
The issue was one of Sprowls’ top priorities in the 2021 Legislative Session. “Every baby should have the opportunity to be born — healthy. And every mother should have the maternal health care she needs to set up herself, her family, and her child to thrive,” Sprowls said after receiving the award.
“The Florida House is proud to stand together in support of moms and babies across our state, and we are thankful for the work that groups like Healthy Start have done and will do with our investment to bring vital health care services within the reach of more mothers.”