Tiptastic Tuesday: What to Know About the Government Shutdown

  • Congress failed to agree on spending bill and subsequently shutdown.
  • Certain government services are shutdown, while others such as Social Security, air traffic control, active military pay, and Congress pay continue.
  • House Republicans and Senate Democrats cannot agree on the spending bill that funds Obamacare.
  • 3.3 million government workers are still working, while over 800,000 will stay home
  • The shutdown will not eliminate funding for Obamacare since money for it comes from new taxes and fees, as well as other funding which is not affected by the shutdown.
  • Reminder: Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security will not be immediately impacted.  Unless the shutdown continues for weeks, there will only be delays in certain government administrative functions (See yesterday’s article here).

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