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Sequestration Threat Looms For 2013 Health Care Spending

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

A report from Sen. Tom Harkin states that impending across-the-board cuts would lead to major NIH grants reduction, in addition to significant spending cuts for cancer and HIV screening.

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