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How The Shutdown Is Affecting Food And Health Programs04:35

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On day two of the government shutdown, the effects are starting to be felt around the country.

One struggle for states is how to keep doors open at clinics that administer food assistance to some 9 million low-income women and children.

NPR's Allison Aubrey joins us to talk about the shutdown's affect on federal food assistance and other health and nutrition programs.


This segment aired on October 2, 2013.

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