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Health care torch passed … to nobody

Henry Waxman and George Miller spent nearly 40 years pushing universal health care. John Dingell — who helped pass the Medicare law in 1965 — fought for a vision of health care coverage for all Americans as far back as the Kennedy administration. They’re all leaving Congress at the end of this month. Who will be the new health care leaders for Democrats? Sens. Chris Murphy of Connecticut and Ben Cardin of Maryland want more delivery system reforms.