medicare en Sequestration's Impact in ENC <p>At some point before Friday at midnight, the President is expected to order across-the-board budget cuts to save $1.2 trillion dollars over the next ten years.&nbsp; Jared Brumbaugh spoke with Congressman G.K. Butterfield about how sequestration could impact eastern North Carolina.</p><p><em>“It appears it’s too late, that it’s definitely going to happen.”</em></p><p>If the sequestration goes forward, most of the effects could be felt in our area immediately.&nbsp; Butterfield says military readiness and middle class families would be hit the hardest.</p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 17:41:29 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 8315 at Medicare and the Affordable Care Act <p><span class="tease"><span>President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act four years ago. It's still being implemented. Last month a change in the Medicare system is fining hospitals the reimbursement money they get back for their services, if certain patients are readmitted to a hospital within a thirty-day period of their initial admission. Stephen O</span></span>'Connell has more.</p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 19:16:41 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 7012 at