Jimmy Carter slams Ted Kennedy on health care

The late Sen. Ted Kennedy, champion of the recent health plan legislation, actually delayed comprehensive coverage for Americans for decades, says former President Jimmy Carter. It was Kennedy’s actions to kill Carter’s own health care bill that made Americans wait more than 30 years for meaningful coverage, says Carter in an interview with “60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl.

The interview will be broadcast on Sunday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

“The fact is that we would have had comprehensive health care now, had it not been for Ted Kennedy’s deliberately blocking the legislation that I proposed,” he tells Stahl. “It was his fault. Ted Kennedy killed the bill,” says Carter. And Kennedy, who then ran against the president for the democratic presidential nomination, did it out of spite says Carter. “He did not want to see me have a major success in that realm of life,” he tells Stahl.

Full story: Jimmy Carter Slams Ted Kennedy On Health Care – 60 Minutes – CBS News

  • hulagirlmom

    Wait a minute, I thought it was all Bush’s fault.

  • chalmers

    Please, just ignore old Jimmah and maybe he’ll just go away.
    In Georgia, we call him Pres. Peanut. Tells you a little of how well he is thought of here.

    • Newly Minted

      Thank you Jimmy Cater for reminding all of us why we need to vote for conservatives this fall.

      This man is a political wrecking ball for democrats. Last time he was around we got Ronald Reagan.

  • jonavark

    This guy looks more and more like a peanut every time I see him.

  • davidfekke

    This of course has nothing to do with the fact that old Ted ran against Carter in the 1980 election. It has been 30 years since that election. Carter needs to get over it, and go and build me a house.

  • johno413

    If it weren’t for Jimmy Carter there wouldn’t be any warm body trying to rewrite history about his legacy. Poor soul.