Young Invincibles mourns the passing of Senator Edward Kennedy, champion of meaningful health care reform, hero to those less fortunate, and model of bipartisan cooperation. Senator Kennedy was deeply committed to insuring the uninsured and making excellent health care available to all. Courageous to the end, he left the hospital in the summer of 2008 to return to the Senate in order to prevent Medicare payments to doctors from being cut.
We must honor his legacy by passing a strong, progressive health care bill, by not caving in to special interests or partisan passions, and by always keeping our eyes on the critical goal of universal coverage. In Senator Kennedy’s own words: “For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on. The cause endures, the hope still lives and the dream shall never die.”