The shutdown is already the longest on record, and health groups warn of possible long-term consequences to health and well-being if it is not terminated. (Photo: Shutterstock)

It’s not just the TSA, DHS, federal and contract workers and civilians dependent on the services provided by these organizations who are looking for a speedy end to the government shutdown. Now hospitals, health care groups and drugmakers are all piling on.

Modern Healthcare reports that “hundreds of groups,” from hospitals to major health care industry organizations, have sent letters to the White House and to the president pushing for an end to the government shutdown, lest it affect the health of U.S. citizens.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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