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Ted Kennedy Health Care

Watch Ted Kennedy Bring The Senate To Its Feet 5 Years Ago Today

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

Five years ago today, an ailing Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) made a dramatic return to the Senate floor after being diagnosed with brain cancer. Kenn...

Jimmy Carter: Ted Kennedy Cost America National Health Insurance Decades Ago

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter says Americans could have had comprehensive health care coverage decades ago if Sen. Edward M. Kenned...

Who Will Step Into Ted Kennedy's Shoes on Health Care

Sandy Maisel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Maisel

Some see Kennedy's legacy as the roaring liberal lion, ready to express moral outrage. And surely he was that. But his lasting legacy may well be as the respected legislator who could reach across the aisle.

The Cresting Wave

Sasha Reuther | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sasha Reuther

The fight for health care reform is a generation-defining struggle that must not waver, even with the loss of a great champion. I pledge to do my part and only hope that we can forge the next coalition to finally reach the shore.

Archbishop Chaput-Catholicism Kaput

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Prelates at Ted Kennedy's funeral did not sacrifice on the alter of ideology the health care reform the Senator so ardently supported. Colorado Catholics should be so fortunate to have such enlightened leaders.

The Life and Death of Ted Kennedy: Continuing to Learn as We Mourn

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
SaraKay Smullens

Even those who win one moment can face horrific, brutal loss in the next. The rich and famous are no more spared than the rest of us.

The Death of a Friend

Gerald McEntee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald McEntee

Known as the "Lion of the Senate," we counted on Ted to fight for fairness in the workplace and serve as a voice for those whose labor makes this country great.

To Live Like Teddy

Brett Ashley McKenzie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brett Ashley McKenzie

The day I met Teddy, I will never forget. The 2004 campaign pitted Kennedy's fellow Massachusetts senator John Kerry against an incumbent George Bush, and the battle had gotten bloody.

Ted Kennedy -- "Greatest Senator of our Time"

Mike Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Smith

I arranged for Placido Domingo, the great tenor, to sing to Ted Kennedy on his 72nd B-day. Of course, Teddy loved to sing and joined in two-part harmony. He had a great baritone.

Kennedy's Death Adds Volatile Element To Health Fight

New York Times | CARL HULSE and KATHARINE Q. SEELYE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The death of Senator Edward M. Kennedy has quickly become a rallying point for Democratic advocates of a broad health care overhaul, a signature Kenne...

Ryan Grim

Kennedy Dies With "Cause of His Life" Just Out Of Reach

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Edward Kennedy, last of the Kennedy brothers and one of his generation's foremost champions of the less fortunate, died last night with the "cause of ...

Senator Edward Kennedy: Courage to Believe

Michael Roth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Roth

May the memory of Kennedy's passionate and reasoned voice for health care as a right and not a privilege be the basis for extending and improving our health care system.

Ted Kennedy's Death A Loss For Dems' Health Care Push

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Ted Kennedy made affordable health care for all Americans the goal of his Senate career and hoped to see that reform achieved in his lifetime. But the...

Push To Name Quick Kennedy Successor Intensifies

nytimes.com | ABBY GOODNOUGH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The push to swiftly name an interim successor to Senator Edward M. Kennedy intensified Wednesday in the wake of his death, with Gov. Deval Patrick com...

The Last Shall Be First: Kennedy and Health Care Reform

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

For all of us who have survived Kennedy, we must take up the gauntlet. We must ensure that the "never say never" attitude that was his signature on health care reform, does not wither on the vine.

Limbaugh: Kennedy Will Be Dead By The Time Health Care Bill Passes

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On his radio show Friday, Rush Limbaugh suggested that Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) would be dead by the time health care reform legislation passes. "Befor...

Ted Kennedy Speaks Out On Health Care Reform: "The Cause Of My Life"

Newsweek | Ted Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In 1964, I was flying with several companions to the Massachusetts Democratic Convention when our small plane crashed and burned short of the runway. ...

Kennedy Bill Would Make Employers Provide Health care

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Employers would be required to offer health care to employees or pay a penalty, and all Americans would be guaranteed health insura...

Ted Kennedy: Cancer Showed Me Need For Health Care Reform

The Boston Globe | Ted Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over the last year, I've seen our healthcare system up close. I've benefitted from the best of medicine, but I've also witnessed the frustration and o...