Impact of Sequestration on Physicians

Wed February 27, 2013

(Arlington, VA) - The APA released a summary of the significant cuts to defense and non-defense discretionary programs, known as sequestration, that are poised to take effect on Friday, March 1, 2013.  These cuts were originally enacted as part of the Budget Control Act of 2011.  They were purposefully designed as sweeping and politically unpopular cuts in an effort to motivate Congress to act on a comprehensive deficit reduction initiative.  Such an initiative, which would have averted the cuts, never came to pass.

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