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As a consequence of congressional gridlock, $85 billion in automatic, across the board spending cuts are starting to take effect.
The harshest impact will be on seniors who rely on federal programs to keep fed, stay warm (or cool), perform basic tasks like dressing and bathing, and keep in contact with the outside world. Senior nutrition programs like Meals on Wheels face cuts resulting in 18.6 million fewer congregate and home delivered meals. Meanwhile, an estimated 400,000 households will be severed from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, which assists low income seniors and other households with their heating and cooling bills. Other vital services administered by Area Agencies on Aging will be cut, including rides to medical appointments or shopping trips, and in home support for daily chores like dressing, cleaning, or cooking.
including Social Security, Medicaid, and veterans' programs. But while there will be no change in benefits for these programs, the federal workforce that administers them will be slashed, leading to delays and frustration.
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In the case of Social Security, for example, visitors to field offices or callers to the program's 800 number will have longer waits, and some offices may close altogether. Checks for first time Social Security beneficiaries will take longer to arrive Dsquared Shoes and the backlog of Social Security disability claims will start ballooning again.
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be more crowded waiting rooms and fewer practitioners participating in the program because payments to Medicare providers will be cut by 2 percent across the board. It is estimated that the Medicare reductions will cost the medical sector more than 200,000 jobs this year alone. The 2 percent cut for doctors follows a series of previous reductions, which may translate into more doctors refusing to take Medicare patients.
The $85 billion in cuts on March 1 was just the beginning. Under the terms of the sequester, federal spending would be cut by $1.2 trillion from March 2013 to March 2021 in this same blunt fashion.
The law firm of Needham, Mitnick Pollack, PLC of Falls Church, Virginia offers some insight into what sequester cuts will mean for seniors. Below is an excerpt of their analysis from their March 2013 newsletter.
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