Eight Ways the Government Shutdown Can Affect Your Health

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  • Political Infighting Impacts the Wellness of America
  • Obamacare Enrollment Could Be Affected
  • No New Patients Added to Clinical Trials
  • The CDC’s Work Is Very Limited
  • Your Prescriptions Could Be More Expensive
  • Families May Go Hungry
  • Our Food Isn’t as Safe
  • No New Drug Approvals
  • Environmental Protection Won’t Be as Strong

Political Infighting Impacts the Wellness of America

It’s been more than a week since the federal government packed up and shut down because the Dems and the Republicans couldn’t see eye to eye on the budget. With these federal agencies shut down temporarily and some benefits halted, some Americans will suffer more than others when it comes to their health. Read how the government being MIA isn’t good for food security, Obamacare, nutrition assistance and more. —Kellee Terrell

 (Photo: Charles Dharapak/AP Photo)

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