May 10 • 27M

Ep. 50 - What happens if we hit the debt ceiling?

The consequences could affect how Medicare claims are paid to providers nationwide

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Matthew Handley
Ron Howrigon
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A depressing office that is completely filled to the brim with coins

This week on the FLATLINING Podcast, Matthew and Ron discuss the debt ceiling. Why does the United States have a debt ceiling? What happens if the US defaults on its debt? How will Medicare claims be paid if the government hits the debt ceiling?


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Articles mentioned in this episode:

What is the debt ceiling? Why it's important and how it affects you - CNBC via Microsoft Start

Five things to know about the debt ceiling bill passed by House Republicans - The Washington Examiner via Microsoft Start

How Is the 14th Amendment Connected to the Debt Ceiling? - Newsweek