Sequestration and 9/11 health

You may have heard about “sequestration” lately. These are automatic cuts to the federal budget across the board that may go into effect in January 2013.

The 9/11 health care bill — the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act — may be included in these cuts.

9/11 Health Watch board member Peg Seminario wrote about the threat the sequest poses to the 9/11 health care bill:

The short version is that sequestration is the automatic, across the board, budget cut for government programs that goes into effect January 2013, unless Congress acts to delay the cuts or reaches some other agreement to address the federal deficit.

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Ben Chevat
Executive Director
9/11 Health Watch