As a Federal Government Shutdown Looms, Some Governmental Functions Left More Vulnerable Than Others

Healthcare Informatics: Political stances hardened in the U.S. Senate Monday afternoon, Sep. 30, as a proposed amendment to bolster government funding by delaying the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was voted down 54-46. The amendment, passed by the House during a rare weekend session, was based on a GOP-led proposal to delay the implementation of the ACA by one year and repeal the medical device tax as a way to avert government shutdown, which was set to take effect at midnight on Tuesday, Oct. 1, should the Congress fail to pass a continuing resolution to keep the operations of the federal government going.

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