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Health - January 29, 2018
What the government shutdown means for the health of Americans
In a shutdown, contingency plans allow the federal government to meet most short-term health care needs. Most American hospitals are privately run. Public hospitals are, with very few exceptions, run by state and local governments, which aren’t directly affected. No one will be turned away at the emergency room because of a shutdown.
There are, however, plenty of federally funded programs and a few medical facilities that are immediately affected. The federal government is also likely to take longer to respond to emerging health crises, as non-essential personnel is sent home.
Let’s take a look at what can be expected:
Most federal funding for direct patient care is appropriated separately from the budget negotiations causing the shutdown. So, Medicare and Medicaid will be mostly unaffected, for example.
The National Health Institute Clinical Center provides medical services, primarily for patients participating in medical studies funded by the federal government. Patients already admitted will continue to receive care, but there will be no new clinical study admissions during the shutdown.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urgent response to disease outbreaks, like the this year’s record-breaking flu, will continue without disruption.