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How Are the Government Shutdown Affecting Your Family?

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There is so much happening around us, we can't keep up with everything that is going on. These days everyone has their eyes on the  government shutdown. This has been the first federal government down in 17 years.  An estimated 800,000 federal workers facing furlough. While Congress is in a standoff, millions of American people are at risk. 

32,000 number of employees of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services who will likely be furloughed. Medicare/Medicaid beneficaries will still be covered, but other health services would be significanly impacted. 7 million number infant and children who will not receive supplemental nutrition, health care referrals, and nutrition education the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children program (WIC) during a government shut down. 

A number of Head Start programs (out of about 1,600 nationally) that could close right away.

Please join host Antoinette Harrell for this upcoming discussion.