Video: Ted Kennedy, in 1971, Fights for Health-Care Reform Against Nixon, Insurers
Greg Sargent at the Plum Line writes:
Ted Kennedy has been fighting for health care reform for a very, very, very long time. A friend unearths some video of Kennedy arguing for a national health insurance system way back in 1971 -- and slamming Richard Nixon's just-introduced health care plan as a giveaway to the insurance companies.
As an added bonus, Kennedy is introduced by none other than Walter Cronkite, who also passed away recently, underscoring the degree to which an era has drawn to a close.
Kennedy appears about a minute and a half in, and slams Nixon's plan by saying it will "provide billions of dollars to the health insurance companies."
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August 26, 2009; 2:20 PM ET
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