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GulfCoast66

(11,949 posts)
Mon Jul 17, 2017, 11:16 PM Jul 2017

The ghost of Ted Kennedy...

So when the ACA passed I was a republican. But the behavior of the republicans since then and the grace of President Obama, plus the pull of family history made me return to the party of my roots with the zeal of a convert.

Remember that Teddy told President Obama to sign any bill put before him because once Americans knew they would have health care, no matter how imperfect, they would reject anything else.

I am 50 years old. I now fully expect that before I die(assuming I get to live to my actuarially predicted age) I will see health care for all like they give themselves in Europe.

And even if it takes 20 more year and I am gone, I sure as shit hope that Americans, and especially Democrats remember to thank not only President Obama but Senator Kennedy.

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The ghost of Ted Kennedy... (Original Post) GulfCoast66 Jul 2017 OP
Ted Kennedy died too soon leftieNanner Jul 2017 #1
Kennedy fought for health care his entire career...nt Wounded Bear Jul 2017 #2
Two good men in service to humanity. I hope you're right -- this is a tough time. Hekate Jul 2017 #3
I think about Ted every time we have an Obamacare victory... big or small. lamp_shade Jul 2017 #4

Hekate

(90,564 posts)
3. Two good men in service to humanity. I hope you're right -- this is a tough time.
Tue Jul 18, 2017, 12:35 AM
Jul 2017

I'm nearly 70 and my oldest is 41. Here I am still covered under my husband's company's health plan, and there she is, self employed and really reliant on the continuation of public health care in California for herself and kids. I would so love to see health care for all -- the real deal, not just for supremely healthy 21 year old males, but for children, and women of all ages. These GOP bastards really do want to take away all meaningful health care for women.

Well, at least for tonight the GOP failed.

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