What's Ahead in 2013: Politics, Economy and Health Care

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  • Same Old, Same Old
  • Fiscal Cliff
  • Debt Ceiling
  • Jobs
  • Transportation Bill
  • Immigration Reform
  • Gun Control
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Health Care Exchanges
  • Expanded Medicaid Options

Debt Ceiling

The nation is scheduled to hit its debt ceiling on Dec. 31, earlier than anticipated. The Treasury Department will take steps to keep the United States from going into default on the massive amount owed, but lawmakers will have to act swiftly in the first couple of months in 2013 to prevent a major economic crisis.

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