The Simpson-Bowles Plan and the Fiscal Cliff

What orthopaedic surgeons need to know

Vasanth Sathiyakumar, BA; Jordan Apfeld, BA; Daniel J. Stinner, MD; A. Alex Jahangir, MD; and Manish K. Sethi, MD

As we prepared this article, a lame-duck Congress faced a goal of reducing the federal deficit by $1.2 trillion over the next decade. Congressional leaders and President Obama were once again involved in negotiations to avert the “fiscal cliff”—a mix of tax increases and spending cuts scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1, 2013. By the time you read this, you’ll know whether they were successful.

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