Funding for Medicare and Medicaid is mandatory, meaning it is not subject to annual appropriations that lapse during a shutdown.In the HHS shutdown contingency plan for FY2012, “Operations of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight would continue as funding was provided through the Affordable Care Act.”State and Federal exchanges would also be able to operate in the event of a government shutdownIf Congress fails to replace the “sequester” in the Continuing Resolution or upcoming debt limit legislation, Medicare providers will face an additional 2% reduction in FY2014, on top of current sequestration levels.If the federal government is forced to shut down as a result of a budget impasse in Congress, discretionary programs and federal employees would be the most affected, while payments for Medicare services, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and other mandatory programs would continue, albeit at a slower rate if the government were to undergo a … [Read more...] about Effect of a Government Shutdown on Medicare, Medicaid, and Other Affordable Care Act (ACA)-Related Operations
Retirees government shutdown
Smith said Wednesday that he and others are awaiting word on whether the U.S. Fish and Wildlife's directive on carryover money means a hunt can happen next week. If applicants who won the roughly 300 permits granted this year don't get to hunt by the end of January, they may have to wait until next winter. … [Read more...] about US Orders Wildlife Refuges to Staff for Hunters Despite Shutdown
In odd numbered years North Carolina enacts a biennial budget. In even numbered years the state budget is simply an adjustment to the existing state budget. So July 1st can come and go with no sky falling, and the legislative game of "chicken" can continue. The budget enacted last year will continue until June 30th of 2015. But that's not a perfect scenario. … [Read more...] about North Carolina State Government Shut Down Looming on July 1st? Nah.
The community of Kodiak has come together to try to provide relief for Coast Guard members, who make up 25 percent or more of the town's population, Klynman said. Local businesses are offering discounts and accepting IOUs, and service members are coming together to cook meals for each other's families. … [Read more...] about 50,000 Coast Guard retirees at risk of not receiving pension checks during shutdown
The government's doings, or not-doings, can be woven into an American day from a bowl of breakfast cereal to a beer after work. And the standoff is making people notice. A California accountant can't get answers from the Internal Revenue Service about clients' problems. An Atlanta retiree couldn't follow up on an identity-theft complaint. … [Read more...] about Americans take stock of shutdown’s everyday effects