Fixing Medicaid for kids with complex medical conditions
Last year, the House passed an ambitious package of legislation called the 21st Century Cures Act to modernize our federal agencies, cutting bureaucratic red tape so that they would help patients get better access to new and innovative treatments faster. It was a huge accomplishment for the Energy & Commerce Committee and Congress as a whole. In its wake, however, it spurred new discussions on how to continue making our federal health processes more efficient.
One of the top concerns in those discussions was fixing our disjointed Medicaid system with regard to children with more complex ailments requiring more specialized treatments. Unfortunately, the system is such that struggling families are limited in the treatments Medicaid will cover for their children based on their zip codes.