(Bloomberg) Administering the 2010 health-care law is just like municipal snow shoveling—a top priority that’s non-negotiable, John Koskinen, the commissioner of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, said Wednesday.

Koskinen, speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, drew on his experience a decade ago as the deputy mayor of the city government in the nation’s capital. Even as the IRS faces budgetary pressures, he said, the health law will be a priority, just as snow removal is essential for a city.

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