I wish like hell he'd lived to see comprehensive health care reform come to fruition, as he'd been working toward it for decades. He knew that our current system was extremely broken; and by "extremely broken," I mean "unconscionably absurd, determinedly unhelpful, and benefitting none but the CEOs of insurance and pharmaceutical companies" and he fought to bring some semblance of justice, order and sanity to a perversely imbalanced system.
Sadly, he did not live to see it become reality. So let's ensure that it does, in remembrance of him.
Requiem æternam dona eis,
et lux perpetua luceat eis.
Rest in peace, Edward M. Kennedy.