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Patrick seeks $72m hike in health aid

Would boost prevention, add 3 inoculations

Governor Deval Patrick cast the decision as financially prudent. Governor Deval Patrick cast the decision as financially prudent.
By Lisa Wangsness
Globe Staff / February 26, 2007

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Governor Deval Patrick announced yesterday that his budget would dramatically increase public health spending next year, adding $72 million to strengthen disease prevention services and provide universal state coverage for three new immunizations for children, including a vaccine to help protect girls from the sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer. (Full article: 1007 words)

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