Congress failed to pass a spending bill by the deadline, which resulted in a government shutdown at Midnight Friday, January 19. This affects many government services and programs including Medicare and Medicaid. With the last shutdown, some physician payments were slightly delayed, but the programs continued running, which means recipients could still access care. More importantly, as before, Mazzoni Center remains committed to providing health care regardless of one’s ability to pay, and patients will still have access to care. Therefore, we do not anticipate any interruption of any care you receive at Mazzoni Center.