Think Progress, November 23, 2011

The Kaiser Family Foundation is out with this helpful brief explaining what the failure of the super committee could mean for health care spending. As a reminder, the Budget Control Act of 2011 includes a sequestration mechanism of cuts that go into effect if lawmakers fail to reduce the deficit by $1.2 trillion over 10 years—the reductions are in addition to the savings already included in the Affordable Care Act, which are "projected to reduce aggregate spending by 6 percent over the 10 year period."

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