Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Edward Kennedy, RIP

I'm not the go-to-blogger on Senator Kennedy's list of achievements, but others come to my aid. He was a man who could have spent his life playing tennis or riding to the hounds but chose not to, and that alone deserves some respect.

It would be absolutely, stunningly wonderful if his passing could be honored by a better health care system for this country. This map shows why such changes are needed: Currently this country is the only wealthy country without any kind of public alternative in health care.

Added later:
You can honor Edward Kennedy's memory by signing a petition for a better health care system here.