Statement from Robert J. Gould, President/CEO, Partnership for Prevention:
Senator Kennedy’s passing is an inestimable loss to government, to history and to the cause of health reform. A summary of his accomplishments shows that every piece of major health care legislation passed over the last four decades has borne his imprint. His lifelong devotion to the cause of making quality health care available to every American speaks volumes about his heart and his character.
Our thoughts today are with the senator’s family and friends. To those who share his dream of health reform, we would suggest that the greatest tribute would be to take to heart his own words:
“For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die.”