Health Care Reform and the BCA Sequester
Most programs included in the Affordable Care Act (ACA, P.L. 111-148 and P.L. 111-152) are subject to the March 1, 2013, Budget Control Act (BCA) sequester. The major exception is funding provided to Medicaid, which is an exempt program. Even though these programs are covered by the sequester, several would not be affected in fiscal year (FY) 2013 because funding currently being obligated is from prior fiscal year appropriations.