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Showing posts from February 24, 2013

Impact of Sequestration

Family Voices Indiana shares the following information from the National Council on Disability. You can read the entire article here: As always, we encourage you to contact your legislators at the national level to share your concerns. What Will Sequestration Mean for People with Disabilities? A series of automatic, across-the-board cuts to federal government spending totaling $1.2 trillion over the course of 10 years are set to take effect this Friday, March 1. Dubbed “sequestration” these cuts, if implemented, will be split between defense and domestic discretionary spending.  Originally passed as part of the Budget Control Act of 2011 on the heels of the debt ceiling compromise, the sequester was intended to pressure the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (the “Supercommittee”) to agree on a budget of $1.5 trillion by way of spending cuts and revenue increases over the next decade. Congress stopped mandatory budget cuts

Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop dies at 96

Family Voice Indiana remembers the life and work of Dr. C Everett Koop.  C. Everett Koop, the former surgeon general of the United States, died Feb. 25 at his home in Hanover, N.H.  He was among the first to shine a light on the needs of children with disabilities and special health care needs:  "The health care industry can play a great role in this by being aware of the fact that these children form perhaps the most neglected group of people in country..." Our heart goes out to his family and friends.