On Health Care Reform
The late Sen. Ted Kennedy was superbly attuned to the concerns of working Americans. Through the years he filtered out the distortions and outright lies about health care reform and remained a steadfast champion of the underserved. He insisted upon quality affordable health care as a right, not a privilege. We will miss him greatly. The senator understood that 53 million Americans have no health care, and 80 percent of them are employed. Within that group, low wage workers face particularly difficult choices for themselves and their families.