The debt ceiling crisis of 2013 temporarily brought the U.S. government to a halt and pushed both political parties into an arduous, lengthy budget showdown. Just like the U.S. government, hospitals annually struggle to rob Peter to pay Paul. Cost reductions and expenditure cuts are commonplace for healthcare providers.
The cost of medical care services is now up 6.5 percent from last September. The recently released Consumer Price Index, or CPI, did not exactly