Federal Budget Cuts Hit Fort Bragg Army hospital

3:38 PM, Jun 16, 2013   |    comments
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FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - The Army medical center at Fort Bragg is cutting services and telling workers to take unpaid time off as a result of federal budget cuts ripple through the Defense Department.

Womack Army Medical Center and its clinics and pharmacies serve more than 200,000 Fort Bragg soldiers, airmen, their families and retired military veterans. The post says the hospital's main outpatient pharmacy will close Sundays beginning July 14, and two other pharmacies will close Saturdays or cut open hours beginning next month.

Outlying primary care clinics will be shut down on Fridays beginning the week of July 8 and lasting through the month of September.

Congress and President Barack Obama agreed to $1.2 trillion in automatic reductions to defense and domestic programs in a package called sequester.

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