Kennedy, the “Lion of the Senate,” died late on Tuesday
leaving a legacy of passionately fighting for the
new healthcare bill.
As a cancer
patient he was exposed to the challenges of the US
healthcare system, as a senator — to the best treatment this country
has to offer. Saddened and enraged by the fact that so many people
cannot afford comprehensive universal health insurance, Kennedy said at
the Montgomery County Democratic Committee Annual Spring Reception in
2008: “If this insurance is good enough for the members of the Congress
of the United States, and good enough for the president of the United
States, it’s good enough for everybody in Montgomery County, good enough
for everyone in Pennsylvania and everyone in this country.”
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