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Your Health October 1, 2013 Public health programs shutdown

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As of midnight, the federal government is shutdown.
However, Medicare and Medicaid recipients and veterans will continue to receive health care benefits.
 Also it won't stop the start of the Affordable Care Act's health insurance exchanges.
But, the government shutdown will include the disruption of a number of important public health programs such as... infectious disease surveillance, inspections of food and drug manufacturers, and monitoring of imported foods and drugs.

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