This morning, I heard the news of Senator Kennedy's death. I am saddened beyond belief. He was a true leader and a giant in the Senate. He was not afraid to stand up, even when others did not. Throughout his over 50 years in the Senate, Kennedy has made an impact on almost every major piece of legislation that passed through the Senate chambers. He also made his brothers proud by picking up and going, after assassin's bullets ended their lives.
He was also committed to ensuring every American had quality, affordable health care. He was in support of "Medicare for All", a single payer system that allowed everyone the right to quality care. He understood that an industry that leaves out 45 million people from having health coverage was wrong. It is my wish that Democrats listen to Kennedy's advice, and once again renew their commitment to a single payer system, or a strong public option that isn't a giveaway to the Health Insurance Industry.
Let's honor Senator Kennedy's legacy by passing a strong reform bill that will enact the change we so desperately need.