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Kerry readies for greater health care role

His influence could be key in Senate debate

At a town hall meeting on in Somerville on Wednesday, Senator John F. Kerry said the need for a health care overhaul was urgent and indicated he was poised to assume a more vocal role on the issue. At a town hall meeting on in Somerville on Wednesday, Senator John F. Kerry said the need for a health care overhaul was urgent and indicated he was poised to assume a more vocal role on the issue. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff)
By Lisa Wangsness
Globe Staff / September 4, 2009

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SOMERVILLE - Senator John F. Kerry is reluctant to say he will take up Edward M. Kennedy’s mantle on health care - it sounds “presumptuous’’ to him - but he appears primed to take on a larger, more public role in the debate. (Full article: 914 words)

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