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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
Sen. Mark Kirk’s stroke of awareness
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By Pat Cunningham
Aug. 29, 2013 5:05 p.m.



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In THIS PIECE by Daniel Gross about Republicans and health-care reform, there’s a telling passage regarding the junior U.S. senator from Illinois:

In the old days, they used to say that a conservative is a liberal who has been mugged by reality. When it comes to health insurance, it seems a liberal is a conservative who has been mugged by an illness. After having a devastating stroke in 2012, Sen. Mark Kirk had an epiphany about the inadequacy of rehabilitation services for poor people. “My concern is what happens if you have a stroke and you’re not in the U.S. ...

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