The Supercommittee Collapse and America’s Healthcare Future
Impact on Providers, Households, and the 2012 Elections


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With the failure of the so-called Congressional “supercommittee” to agree on recommendations for cutting more than $1 trillion from federal government spending, automatic slashes to defense and domestic spending may be triggered. Those cuts could affect programs like Medicare but would not be effective until 2013, leaving lawmakers time to negotiate during the lead up to the next Presidential election. This Forum event examined the implications of ongoing Congressional budget wrangling for America’s health care. Which budgetary policy changes will be made and who will make them?

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