Straight from the CEO – Cliff/Holiday Weekend Events

This bulletin was cross-posted from HQAFSA.org, the official website for the Air Force Sergeants Association Headquarters. It has been posted here for your convenience. Visit HQAFSA.org for more updates!

Today at 3 pm President Obama will host a meeting with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). While the Senate is already in town, Boehner has recalled the House and they will reconvene on Sunday December 30th at 6:30pm.

This last minute posturing is an effort to prevent going over the so called “fiscal cliff.” Keep in mind that there are two parts to the issue, taxes and cuts. While we all worry about taxes, the area of interest for AFSA is the cuts. If sequestration is allowed to happen, TRICARE is vulnerable.

Also, look out for talks about the “Doc-Fix” that expires too. If it’s not resolved, patients using Medicare (and TRICARE) will see a significant cut to the payment rates for their Doctors…maybe as high as 30 percent. Regardless of what happens with the fiscal cliff, that has bad ramifications in many areas.

Pay attention to the news and we’ll give you our analysis early next week.

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