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General News    H3'ed 12/7/18

With Power to Kneecap Bold Demand, Incoming Democratic Tax Committee Chair Says Medicare for All 'Not Realistic'

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Incoming Ways and Means Committee chair Rep.Neal (D-Mass.), will soon be in a position to tank healthcare plans that are unacceptable to his insurance industry donors.

Eoin Higgins in Sludge:  'Neal will have near total control over what tax-related policies come to the House floor, at the helm of the committee, rather than a more progressive member, making it much less likely that the House of Representatives will vote on universal healthcare measures.'

'Over two-decades Neal has relied on support from the health care industry, receiving $950,000 from health professionals and associations and $750,000 from Big Pharma.'

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