Kennedy announces plan to submit bill for universal care
Washington Post, November 18, 2008
Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy has told reporters that he would advance a bill in early 2009 calling for universal healthcare. Kennedy made the announcement during his second appearance on Capitol Hill since he began treatment for a malignant brain tumor in June. Some Democrats, including members of President-elect Barack Obama's circle, have begun to view expanded health coverage as a longer-term goal.