Healthcare & Economy: What the Shutdown Did
Early Thursday morning, President Obama signed a law that ended the 16-day government shutdown and temporarily raised the country's debt ceiling — but what are the effects of the shutdown, especially for the healthcare sector?
In the signed legislation, no significant changes were made to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. There will be no delay in the individual mandate, no repeal of the medical device tax and no ill effects toward the health insurance exchanges, which started Oct. 1 and continued running despite the shutdown.
Read the full report on Becker's Hospital Review.
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