Friday, September 21, 2012

Obamacare Programs Exempted From Sequestration

The Washington Examiner notes, "Two Obamacare programs exempted from sequestration".

From the article:
Two programs in President Obama’s health care law were exempted by the White House from any potential cuts under sequestration. Sequestration will affect neither the Preexisting Conditions Insurance Plan nor the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (COOP), the White House report on sequestration noted today.

"Those programs were determined to be exempt," a senior administration official told reporters — citing a review of the relevant laws -- when asked why they were exempted even though they are not part of Medicare or Medicaid.'
For background on what will be cut, see "White House details substantial 'sequester' cuts for defense, Medicare".

(Via @sonodoc99.)