Medicaid must evolve to better serve complex conditions

A "fragmented" Medicaid must change in order to better serve an estimated 2 million children with medically complex conditions, according to Health Affairs. Treatment for prematurity and congenital conditions has advanced greatly since Medicaid was created in the early 1960s, but the health program hasn't evolved accordingly. Transforming Medicaid from an intrastate to an interstate system would make care more readily available for children with medical complexity, who represent 6 percent of the pediatric population but 40 percent of the spending. Article