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By Any Means Necessary

September 10, 2009

Editorial
from THE NATION

Senator Edward Kennedy was a fighting liberal, a lion to the very end–often among timid cubs. His final fight was for quality, affordable healthcare for all. As recently as July, Kennedy called it “the cause of my life” and argued eloquently that “quality care shouldn’t depend on your financial resources, or the type of job you have, or the medical condition you face.” In the coming months, President Obama and a Democratic Congress will determine whether that cause is realized. Obama has the chance to fix a healthcare system that fails nearly 50 million Americans with no insurance and millions more who are dangerously underinsured, or denied care, or driven into bankruptcy when they get sick. more

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