In memory of Elizabeth Edwards…
Go here: “Elizabeth Edwards and the Arc of Cancer.” On Point has also posted her final Facebook message. Bring tissues.
The show’s guests: Eleanor Clift, contributing editor to Newsweek and author of, “Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death, and Politics.”
Siddhartha Mukherjee, cancer physician and researcher. He is author of the new book, “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer.”
Amid the many respectful remembrances of Elizabeth Edwards, who died yesterday, are reminders that she played a key role in promoting national health care reform.
Ezra Klein of the Washington Post tweeted: “So very, very sad about Elizabeth Edwards’ passing. She was one of the finest people I’ve met in politics.” And “Edwards’ push to emphasize health care in her husband’s campaign forced the other campaigns to do the same, and is part of why it passed.”
And the Association of Health Care Journalists linked to an inspiring speech she made in 2008, writing:
Edwards said health care reform is “real life with real life consequences if this is put into place.” She talked about living with her diagnosis and her access to the best medical care but said that, on the campaign trail, she met many women with similar conditions who don’t have the resources and care that she does. “Don’t let those people stand alone,” she told the journalists.