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Health Law Continues To Trigger Salvos In Mass. Senate Race

Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren continue to spar over health policy issues. At the same time, Brown's election to the Senate could continue to impact the fate of the health law.

The Associated Press/WBUR:  U.S. Sen. Brown, Democrat Warren Spar On Health Care
Warren Campaign Manager Mindy Myers called Brown's opposition to the law a "reckless" move that threatens health care coverage. ... Brown Campaign Manager Jim Barnett said the new law will have a devastating effect on the state's medical device industry  (3/28).

Boston Globe: Brown's Election Reverberates In Court Fight
Senator Scott Brown was elected in 2010 with a promise to be the 41st vote against President Obama's health care overhaul. But Democrats in the Senate found a way to deny the Republican senator that opportunity, using parliamentary maneuvers to push the bill through without him. Now, as the law is under review in the Supreme Court, Brown's opposition could prove to have an indirect, but significant, effect on whether it is overturned in its entirety (Bierman, 3/29).

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