Kennedy Plans Stop at Health Summit

Would be the senator's first public appearance since inauguration
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Mar 5, 2009 9:20 AM CST
Then-candidate Barack Obama stands with Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., during a rally Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, in Washington.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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(Newser) – Ill health hasn’t stopped Ted Kennedy from planning a surprise visit to today’s White House health-care reform summit, the Washington Post reports. The senator will appear with President Obama if his health permits, said administration insiders. Kennedy, a strong advocate for universal health care, is suffering from brain cancer, and hasn’t appeared publicly since an Inauguration Day seizure.