In This Issue:

Leading the News; Implementation of the Affordable Care Act; Other HHS and Federal Regulatory Initiatives; Other Congressional and State Initiatives; Other Health Care News; and Hearing and Mark-Ups Scheduled.

Excerpt from Leading the News -

On February 5th President Obama spoke about alternatives to avoid the looming sequestration that takes effect on March 1, 2013. Obama emphasized the need for temporary measures and said reforms to social programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid, are likely, but he insisted these spending cuts must be met with reforms to the tax code.

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