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How Will the Government Shutdown Affect Massachusetts?

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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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