Pro to the question "Should All Americans Have the Right (Be Entitled) to Health Care?"
"[Q]uality care shouldn't depend on your financial resources, or the type of job you have, or the medical condition you face...
This is the cause of my life. It is a key reason that I defied my illness last summer to speak at the Democratic convention in Denver... to make sure, as I said, 'that we will break the old gridlock and guarantee that every American... will have decent, quality health care as a fundamental right and not just a privilege'... [I]t goes to the heart of my belief in a just society."
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Involvement and Affiliations:
US Senator (D-MA), 1962-Aug. 25, 2009
Chairman, Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
Member, Armed Services Committee
Member, Judiciary Committee
Member, Congressional Joint Economic Committee
Member, Congressional Friends of Ireland
Trustee, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Member, Board of Advisors, Close Up Foundation
President, Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation
Member, Board of Directors, Robert F. Kennedy Memorial
Assistant District Attorney, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, 1961-1962
Private First Class, US Army, 1951-1953
Recipient, Four Freedoms Medal, 1999
LLB, University of Virginia, 1959
Graduated from the Hague Academy of International Law (Netherlands), 1958
BA, Harvard University, 1956
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Born on Feb. 22, 1932 in Boston, MA
Died on Aug. 25, 2009 after living for 15 months with an incurable brain tumor