Medicaid a lightweight when it comes to low-birth weight kids

April 2008
State Health Watch;Apr2008, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p8
The article focuses on a study by Boston University researchers in Massachusetts which reveals that Medicaid is falling short in providing services for children in the U.S. with very low birth weight. The findings of the study also reinforce the concerns of the Institute of Medicine regarding the inadequate outcome data and health care services for pre-term infants. The study findings also support the importance of enrollment in the early Intervention Program for children with low birth weight.


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