A visibly shaken Congressman Joe Kennedy gave an impassioned defense Tuesday for the Affordable Care Act on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. Discussing how an intern of his was saved twice from the ravages of cancer thanks to coverage gained under the ACA, Kennedy added a human dimension to the discussion about Obama’s legacy.
Politifact has estimated that President Obama and the Affordable Care Act has saved an estimated 50,000 lives including an intern for Congressman Joe Kennedy of Rhode Island.
Following in the footsteps of his two famous grand uncles, Edward and John Kennedy, Joe explained how laws like the ACA help millions of Americans.
In 1962, John F. Kennedy made an impassioned plea to pass Medicare. Unfortunately, he did not live to see it passed and eventually helped many Americans to access medical care that otherwise they would not have gotten. That would fall to LBJ and 50 years later, President Obama.
“I can’t imagine anything worse, or anything better, to sap someone’s self-reliance, than to be sick, alone, broke–or to have saved for a lifetime and put it out in a week, two weeks, a month, two months.” John F Kennedy
The Kennedy Family once again is stepping up to take up the torch of a new generation by offering the leadership that fills America with hope. First, with the rumors abound that Caroline Kennedy would challenge for the US Senate in New York, and now with the grand nephew of JFK stepping up to protect the health care of millions of Americans.
Watch the video below and see the future of the nation and the Democratic party.