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Greg Sargent digs up a YouTube of Ted Kennedy arguing for universal heath care on the floor of the Senate — in 1971. "Kennedy is introduced by none other than Walter Cronkite," notes Sargent, "who also passed away recently, underscoring the degree to which an era has drawn to a close."

By Ezra Klein  |  August 26, 2009; 12:36 PM ET
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daniel schorr is still hanging on, though.

Posted by: rmbjspd | August 26, 2009 1:45 PM | Report abuse

amazing that over that much time the debate remains the same.

Also I find it interesting that the deductible of those major medical plans in the early 70's was to be set at $450 or $300 depending on your affinity for one bill or another and yet when accounting for inflation in today's dollars it should be somewhere around $1400 for a deductible(assuming about a 3% inflation rate). with caps around $4700. Wow that sounds like an HSA to me. Too bad everyone still wants a $10 copay.

Posted by: visionbrkr | August 26, 2009 2:59 PM | Report abuse

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