Today, U.S. Representative Jim Cooper (TN-05) issued the following statement regarding his vote on H.R. 3590, the health care reform legislation expected to be considered by the House.
"I will vote YES on health care reform. I join Vanderbilt University and every single Nashville hospital including St. Thomas, Centennial, Meharry/Nashville General, Summit, Skyline and Southern Hills in supporting this legislation. I join the majority of local doctors and nurses in their support of the bill. I join the Catholic Health Association and 59,000 Catholic Sisters to protect the lives of the thousands of people who, without this bill, will die this year because they lack quality health insurance."