The Sequester will hurt health care

Only defense spending will be impacted more than healthcare as a result of the $85 billion in federal spending cuts slated to occur this year. Because of the so-called sequester, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will cut $15.5 billion from its overall spending, with Medicare accounting for about 67 percent of the reductions. The American Hospital Association is among the organizations indicating that the cuts will result in lost jobs, though many hospitals already have planned for the spending reductions. Immunization campaigns, initiatives to track and control infectious diseases, and medical research are among the areas to be affected.

About Craig Thompson

I am a young professional with two great sons, and I work in the healthcare setting. I am employed in hospital administration and serve as Chief Operating Officer at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare in Clinton, Missouri. These are challenging and exciting times in healthcare and my blog will focus on healthcare, raising boys or being raised by boys, and living in mid America.
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