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Health Care Law Divides Senate Candidates

Health-Gen3BOSTON (AP) — The 2010 debate over President Barack Obama’s health care law has lost little of its political punch in Massachusetts’ special U.S. Senate contest this year.

Of the five candidates vying to fill the seat left vacant by John Kerry’s resignation, just one has offered a full-throated defense of the law. Democratic Congressman Edward Markey describes his vote for the Affordable Care Act as the proudest of his career.

Markey’s primary opponent, fellow Congressman Stephen Lynch, voted against the bill and continues to point to what he says are serious flaws. But Lynch stops short of calling for its repeal.

The three Republicans in the race — former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan, Norfolk state Rep. Daniel Winslow and Cohasset businessman Gabriel Gomez — are strong critics of the law.


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  • alpinequeen

    It’s fascinating how, over the years, health care insurance has gone from a benefit provided by every company for its workers to a bloated self indulgent industry and a political football.