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Health bill will keep Mass. overhaul intact

Also would mean extra $500m for state, Kerry says

Senator John F. Kerry spoke at Children’s Hospital Boston yesterday about the impact of national health care reform on Massachusetts. The health bill Kerry and his fellow senators are working on is largely based on the state’s plan. Senator John F. Kerry spoke at Children’s Hospital Boston yesterday about the impact of national health care reform on Massachusetts. The health bill Kerry and his fellow senators are working on is largely based on the state’s plan. (David L Ryan/Globe Staff)
By Kay Lazar
Globe Staff / December 23, 2009

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The health care bill that the Senate is expected to pass on Christmas Eve has protections that ensure Massachusetts’ pioneering health insurance overhaul will remain intact, and it also includes $500 million in extra money for the state, Senator John F. Kerry said yesterday during a quick visit to Boston between votes on the measure. (Full article: 751 words)

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