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It’s not perfect, but new health law is a start

Now what happens?

We finally have a new health care cost-control law this week — after 17 numbing months of talking, lobbying, and debating. The fact that the Legislature passed a 350-page compromise bill just 24 hours after it was hatched — a measure that purports to influence one of the most important cylinders in the state’s economic engine for the next 15 years — should make you shudder.

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