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Sequestration to Hit Hospitals Hardest

When the sequestration cuts mandated by last year’s Budget Control Act take effect – a two percent across-the-board cut in all Medicare payments plus other health care cuts – hospitals will be hit hardest, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).

In a new analysis, the CBO says the cuts will cost hospitals $33 billion in Medicare inpatient payments over nine years and another $10.2 billion in Medicare inpatient payments.

Read the brief CBO analysis here.

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