Democrat Bart Gordon (TN-06) May Switch Healthcare Vote To "Yes"

March 5, 2010

From Rep. Bart Gordon (D-TN), who voted against the House health care bill last year, released a statement saying he is pleased with President Obama’s health care proposal — a signal that he may change his vote.

“Throughout the debate over the past year, I’ve said any responsible health care bill must do two things: reduce overall health care spending and increase access to affordable care,” Gordon said in the statement, according to the New York Times. “I voted against the House bill in November because it expanded coverage but did not do enough to bring down costs. I’m pleased to see the discussion moving in a more fiscally responsible direction now.”

Gordon lauded the president for including provisions for medical malpractice reform.