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      Your Health October 1, 2013 Public health programs shutdown

      As of midnight, the federal government is shutdown.However, Medicare and Medicaid recipients and veterans will continue to receive health care benefits.{}Also it won't stop the start of the Affordable Care Act's health insurance exchanges.But, the government shutdown will include the disruption of a number of important public health programs such as... infectious disease surveillance, inspections of food and drug manufacturers, and monitoring of imported foods and drugs.