POLITICS
03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Jim Cooper On House Health Care Bill: 'One Of The Best Votes I Ever Cast'

Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.) knows as much about health-care policy as anyone in Congress. He teaches the subject back home in Tennessee, promoted his own plan (to the anger of many Democrats) in 1994, and has been both a vocal advocate and critic of this year's reform fight. On Saturday, he voted for the House's health-care bill. Earlier today, he told me why.

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