A Good Prognosis

Source: Robert Barkin, American City and County, May 20, 2010

What the new healthcare legislation may mean to cities and counties.

Since late March, local government officials around the country have been parsing the language and combing through the fine details of the landmark $1 trillion Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, one of the most important and complicated pieces of legislation to emerge from Washington in more than a generation. Whether they supported Democrats in pushing through the historic legislation or fought it, local leaders will bear much of the responsibility of implementing the change that the bill envisions.

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