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From Bay State TPM Reader JM

I live in Northampton, MA. I just spoke to a legislative aide in the office of Richard Neal, my representative, and asked how he would vote if the only alternatives were the Senate bill or no health care legislation. She told me he would vote against the Senate bill, because of concerns it would reduce payments to Massachusetts hospitals. I asked in disbelief if that was sufficient reason to leave 30 million people uninsured, and she said “Well, hopefully it won’t come to that.”

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