Senate Passes Budget Resolution to Improve Health Outcomes, Lower Costs for Medically Complex Children in Medicaid

The Senate has passed a budget resolution amendment that establishes "a deficit-neutral reserve fund to improve health outcomes and lower the costs of caring for medically complex children in Medicaid." The measure also allows for the creation of nationally designated networks in Medicaid to ensure these children have easier access to the care they need. In addition to sponsoring the amendment, Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) also co-sponsored the Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act (ACE Kids), legislation introduced to improve care for children with medical complexity on Medicaid while helping contain costs. The ACC supported the ACE Kids act in March.

Clinical Topics: Congenital Heart Disease and Pediatric Cardiology

Keywords: Budgets, Child, Medicaid

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