October 25, 2010

Montgomery Council Committees to Discuss Impacts of Healthcare Reform on Mon., Oct 25

ROCKVILLE, Md., October 22, 2010—The Montgomery County Council’s Health and Human Services Committee and its Management and Fiscal Policy (MFP) Committee will meet jointly at 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 25, for a worksession on the impacts of health care reform on employee health care benefits. The discussion also will focus on estimates of costs associated with required changes.

The Health and Human Services Committee, which is chaired by George Leventhal and includes Councilmembers Nancy Navarro and Duchy Trachtenberg, and the MFP Committee, which is chaired by Councilmember Trachtenberg and includes Councilmembers Navarro and Valerie Ervin, will meet in the Seventh Floor Hearing Room of the Council Office Building at 100 Maryland Ave. in Rockville. The meeting will be televised live by County Cable Montgomery (CCM—Cable Channel 6 on Comcast and RCN, Channel 30 on Verizon) and also will be available via streaming through the County Web site at www.montgomerycountymd.gov.

Representatives of the County Government’s Office of Human Resources, Montgomery County Public Schools, Montgomery College, the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission will be among those present for the worksession. Health care reform currently has scheduled changes for Fiscal Years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2018. The discussions on Monday will focus on the proposed changes, with assessments of how they are expected to impact employees and the agencies overall.

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