Congress Nears Deal on 'Fiscal Cliff,' Obama Says

Failure to reach agreement could have significant impact on health care in U.S.

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"And cuts to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) budget may be someone else's problem, until the drug you need is languishing in the approval process; a drug is approved that should not have been and imposes its toxicity on you; or the uninspected food on your table is a vehicle for salmonella or E. coli," Katz said.

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For more on how the so-called fiscal cliff might affect health care in the United States, visit Kaiser Health News.

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