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How the Sequester Will Impact Medicare

The wheels are in motion for federal sequester cuts, which will affect Medicare. Co-founder of 65 Incorporated, Diane Omdahl, describes how it might impact the entire Medicare System in this article. 

Diane notes that: “Overall, the cuts could have a detrimental effect on beneficiaries, even though they aren't intended to do so. Patients may have trouble getting appointments; they may face longer waits in physician's offices and at hospitals; and they may incur potentially higher premiums and out-of-pocket expenses. Cancer research and new drug approval would suffer. All of this wouldn't be positive for the healthcare industry or consumers as a whole.”

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Last updated: 09-20-2013