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Health services advocates are apprehensive about federal budget debate
Sacramento Bee

Health care providers and patient advocates are anxious over pending cuts to federal health programs next year if Democrats and Republicans can’t strike a deal on budget cuts and taxes by Dec. 31.

Unless Congress can agree on at least $1.2 trillion in program cuts, wide-ranging reductions in domestic and defense spending, known as “sequestration,” will begin Jan. 2.

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