What does the "government shutdown" really mean, and what does it mean to you, here in Massachusetts? First, rest assured that while so-called non-essential federal workers aren't going to work today--both in Washington, D.C. and here in the Bay State--the programs you may rely on most--Medicare, Social Security, and unemployment--remain open (though new applications to Medicare may be delayed).
Here's a round-up of how the shutdown will affect federal- and state-based programs:
Federal Government: What the Shutdown Means
Massachusetts: What the Shutdown Means (courtesy: Boston Globe)
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