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Daily Rounds: Symbolic Repeal; Cash For Safety Nets; Saving Smallbox? Single Payer In Vermont

House Votes for Repeal of Health Law in Symbolic Act - NYTimes.com "Representative John Lewis, Democrat of Georgia, said, “It is unbelievable that with so many people out of work and millions of people uninsured, the first act of this new Congress is to take health care away from people who just got coverage.” (nytimes.com)

Mass. slated to receive over $150 million in additional Medicaid funding - Political Intelligence - A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe - Boston.com "Massachusetts, under a deal finalized today with the federal government, is slated to receive upwards of $150 million in additional Medicaid funding that will help shore up hospitals that treat many of the state's low-income patients, including Boston Medical Center and Cambridge Health Alliance." (boston.com)

Curbs On Pathogens Poses Dilemma For Scientists : NPR "The fate of smallpox is once again on the agenda of the World Health Organization, which is considering whether to destroy the last known samples of the deadly virus, currently held in labs in the U. S. and Russia." (npr.org)

Vermont Could Surpass Mass. As Health Reform Pioneer | WBUR" With the newly elected governor, who is fully in support of the single-payer scheme, and with the legislative leaders who seem to be also unified in support of it, Vermont has a good chance of adopting a single-payer system." (WBUR | 90.9 FM) Body building: The ideal shape has shifted constantly over the years. - The Boston Globe "Christina Hendricks, the curvaceous actress who plays bombshell-with-brains Joan Harris on the series “Mad Men,’’ went looking for red carpet dresses last year with mixed results. “Award season is very, very tough for me,’’ Hendricks said at a New York party last fall. “There are only size zeros and size twos available. Designers are saying ‘We love you!’ but they won’t make me a dress. It doesn’t matter how many times I beg. It is frustrating for me.’’ (boston.com)

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