IF Congress happens to fail to make the $1.2 trillion in the required cuts, the end result is a mandatory across the board cuts. The cuts would make up the difference between what Congress saves and the $1.2 trillion. If reading between the lines, the cuts could ultimately affect what the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (better known as the PPACA), has set aside to help consumers and small business employers buy health coverage through the new health insurance exchange system set up to start in 2014.
Many items being considered for savings could all have significant impact on the future of healthcare. Stay tuned!