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Sequestration’s Arbitrary Cuts Hurt U.S. Healthcare
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Sequestration’s Arbitrary Cuts Hurt U.S. Healthcare

Maura Calsyn argues for cutting health care spending in areas of overpayment and waste—not through the undiscriminating sequester.

Almost everyone agrees that sequestration—the blunt, across-the-board cuts to federal spending that went into effect on March 1—is a terrible idea. But for a small minority of misguided budget hawks, sequestration—and especially its cuts to Medicare and other health care programs—is preferable to the status quo.

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