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Health groups decry sequester; Obama signs order
Modern Physician

As expected, President Barack Obama on Friday signed an order for sequestration that sets in motion the automatic federal budget cuts outlined in the Budget Control Act of 2011. Along with the executive order, the Office of Management and Budget sent an 83-page sequestration report to Congress that includes calculations and percentages on how budget resources will be reduced. Earlier Friday, the president met with congressional leaders and later said the nation will get through the period of sequestration, but it will be a painful process.