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 Executive Officer at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare in Clinton, Missouri. At GVMH we care for our families, friends and neighbors. We're committed to providing the safest, friendliest and most compassionate care to all we serve.
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