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Obamacare Standoff Recalls Pain of 1995 Shutdown

Whether a looming government shutdown lasted hours or months, there could be pain ahead for thousands of federal workers and Americans who will be affected by parts of the federal government’s shuttering its doors.

Look no further than the November 1995 shutdown for evidence.

Workers lined up nearly 18 years ago seeking unemployment benefits, some of them federal employees who didn’t know exactly how long they would be out of work without pay.

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