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  • BREAKING: VA Hospital Turns Away Already-Sedated Patient for “Sequester”?

    03/02/2013 7:36:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | March 2, 2013 | Charlie Martin
    Here’s the story: a patient (who doesn’t want to be named) was at a VA hospital for a colonoscopy — not a routine one, but because of a problem that could be serious. As he tells it: 9 am in or prep room IV and muscle relaxant … given- they’ll give me heavier dose of something before they go in. Sat there near an hour when lady walks in “Govt Shut down. If you’re not in, they’re out.” that was it. Went to patient advocate she had been sent home almost as soon as she arrived I’m guessing to head...
  • Obama Issues Order Setting Off ‘Slow Grind’ of Budget Cuts

    03/01/2013 9:17:15 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 24 replies ^ | Friday, 01 Mar 2013 10:00 PM |
    President Barack Obama ordered the start of $85 billion in government spending cuts, beginning a potentially decade-long wave of belt-tightening that risks curbing U.S. economic growth this year. The White House released the order tonight, the deadline set by a law passed two years ago to avoid a debt default, and the Office of Management and Budget sent Congress a detailed list of program cuts. The reductions’ impact will become clear over the next several weeks, as agencies inform affected government contractors and notify employees about furloughs, most of which wouldn’t begin until some time in April. “What’s important to...