Nowhere is Kennedy’s influence stronger than his passion for health care reform. This was, indeed, the cause of his life. He fought for every person out there who is uninsured, or faces being uninsured, or has suffered as a result of being uninsured. This was not mere politics or an effort to secure a legacy for him. He believed with all of his soul that we are a nation that does not allow people to suffer, or to go without their most basic needs met.drumsnwhistles.com, Ted Kennedy: End of one era; bridge to the next, Aug 2009
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