Gov't Shutdown Impacts: Health Care Edition

Law360, New York (October 15, 2013, 1:36 PM ET) -- As the shutdown of the federal government moves into its third week, the congressional calendar becomes all the more scrambled, delaying action on a number of issues of high priority to health care stakeholders.

Fall and winter are historically active times on Capitol Hill. In 2009, the Senate approved the Affordable Care Act on Christmas Eve. In 2003, the bill that established a Medicare prescription drug benefit cleared the House following an infamous three-hour vote the Friday before Thanksgiving, with the Senate following suit a few...
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