Health reform has lost one of its greatest champions. Early this
morning, Senator Edward Kennedy passed away after a long struggle with
brain cancer. No voice in the Senate has been more steadfast or more
impassioned in the cause of health reform than that of Senator
After decades of grueling effort, true health reform is finally
within our grasp. The question for us is: what will we do with this
moment? Will we allow the voices of doubt and fear to anchor us to the
status quo? Or will we march forward with the steadfast commitment of
Kennedy, knowing that the first step toward real change will not be
perfect but that it will move us toward a better future?
On this solemn day, I ask you to join physicians across the country
in making a pledge for health reform in the memory of Senator Kennedy.
Tell us why health reform is so important to you and your patients and
what you will do to bring about this much needed change for our
country. We will share these pledges with the Kennedy family as a
tribute to one of health care's greatest advocates. We will also
compile these pledges so they can be viewed by you, the public, and
members of Congress who continue to labor for health reform.
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