10 ways the fiscal cliff may hurt your health

Published On: Nov 30 2012 08:57:49 AM PST   Updated On: Nov 30 2012 08:58:56 AM PST

The fiscal cliff could hurt you more than just in the pocketbook.

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CDC -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention works to prevent the spread of food-borne illnesses, stop the spread of the flu and monitor disease outbreaks, reduce the number of hospital-acquired illnesses, increase immunizations and to create tools to help communities protect public health. It would lose more than $464 million from its overall budget.

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