In it, but not of it. TPM DC
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On their Web site they introduce the video with a tribute called "Sen. Kennedy's Cause: Health Care Reform." It stars Sen. John Kerry and Sens. Chuck Schumer, and details the decades-long struggle to pass a health care bill.
In December, Senate Democrats led historic Senate passage of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, delivering on the cause of Senator Kennedy's life. The Senate is currently working with the House and President Obama to secure a final bill through both chambers of Congress. The video includes archival footage of Senator Kennedy as well as Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson and Barack Obama discussing the need for comprehensive health reform through the years. Each leader's work to extend health coverage to more Americans is highlighted. Decades-old clips and recent interviews with Senator Kennedy's colleagues look back at what he described as the cause of his life: making health care a fundamental right for all Americans.