Sequestration: Impact on Women, Infants, Children and Families
Sequestration, set to go into effect on January 2, 2013, will eliminate nearly one billion dollars in federal funding for programs designed to improve the health of women, children and families. ACOG, along with other maternal and child health organizations, urges Congress to avoid sequestration and take steps to reduce the federal budget deficit through a balanced approach that does not include steep cuts to these programs.
Learn more about the sequester and advocate for a balanced solution.
National Sign-on Letter: ACOG and 55 other national organizations urge Congress to avoid sequestration and address the deficit through a balanced approach.
Press Release: Quotes from ACOG and other national organizations.
Fact Sheet: The impact sequestration will have on maternal/child health programs.
Use these state-specific fact sheets to educate your US Representative and Senators on the devastating impact the sequester would have on these important programs in your state.
Deficit Reduction Materials: ACOG is fighting to protect the public health safety net for women during deficit reduction negotiations in Congress. Medicaid, discretionary health programs and Medicare all face large cuts, which could dramatically impact your ability to care for your patients.