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Brown's victory in Mass. senate race hardly a repudiation of health reform

Washington Post, January 21, 2010

While many are describing the election to fill the late Edward M. Kennedy's Senate seat with Republican Scott Brown as a referendum on national healthcare reform, the Brown's message was more nuanced than flat-out resistance to universal health coverage, the Washington Post reports. Massachusetts residents, he said, already had insurance and should not have to pay for it elsewhere. Brown argued on the campaign trail that Massachusetts had taken care of its own uninsured, and it would not be in the state's interest to contribute to an effort to cover the uninsured nationwide, reports the Post.