This is a rare political post on my blog, and it’s really not even that political. It’s something that I hope will be taken as a common sense observation/plea. There is no question that a national health care plan was Senator Ted Kennedy’s driving issue throughout his political career. I am for an overhaul of the public health care system. No one should be without health insurance. I want there to be a long hard debate before a bill is passed. I want the people voting on the bill to actually understand the bill. I want my representatives to understand it so thoroughly that they can explain it to me in plain, legalese- free English.
What I fear is that some will use Senator Kennedy’s passing as an opportunity to ram a health care plan through Congress in an attempt to provide him with a lasting memorial. A bad health care plan is worse than no health care plan. Better this thing be right than quick. That would be a memorial worthy of Senator Kennedy’s legacy.