"The repeal may be good political theater, but it won't fix the problems with our health care system."
U.S. Congressman Jim Cooper (TN-05) made the following statement about the Republican's attempt to repeal health care reform.
"For decades I have been saying that America needed to improve its health care system because it is unsustainable. Last year, I voted for reform because the legislation makes our system better. There are parts that I believe need to be changed, but we should work together to edit the bill, not repeal the bill. The repeal vote may be good political theater, but it won't fix the problems with our health care system."
A long time advocate for health reform, Cooper has taught health care policy at Vanderbilt's business school for more than 12 years and is considered one of the experts on health care reform in Congress. Click to view his floor statement from last March and here to view his remarks at the bipartisan health reform summit at the White House last February.
A breakdown of the impact of health care reform repeal on the 5th district can be found here.