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March 29, 2010

RE: Impact of Federal Healthcare Reform on Local Governments

Dear Mayor:

Last week, President Obama signed into law landmark Healthcare Reform legislation. This has been described, by both proponents and opponents of the initiative, as the most significant piece of Federal social legislation, since the “Great Society” Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts of the 1960’s.

Inevitably, the reforms will effect municipal government. Accordingly, we have posted on our website the first, of what will be a series, of memos analyzing the new reforms. The memo, which can be accessed at, was prepared by Neil Bomberg, who serves on the Federal Relations staff of our watchdog in Washington, the National League of Cities.

The memo includes the following sections:

  • New Requirements for Employers
  • Immediate Changes in Health Changes
  • The Next Steps.

If you have any questions on this, contact Jon Moran at 609-695-3481, ext. 121.

Very truly yours,


William G. Dressel, Jr.
Executive Director


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