Doctors in the House: Democrats

Physicians who are also lawmakers give us their impression

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Trust the doctor, we’re often told. But in the passage of a health care reform bill, it's the lawmakers we have to rely on. We’ve found three members of Congress who are also medical professionals to bring their medical perspective to the health care bill that's making its way through committee. (Today's roundtable is with Democrats; tomorrow we'll be talking with Republican members of Congress.)

Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Tex.) has worked as a nurse for 15 years. Dr. Vic Snyder represents Arkansas’ 2nd Congressional district and was a family practice physician for over 15 years. We also speak to Dr. Jim McDermott, Democratic representative from Washington; he's a trained psychiatrist and the longest-serving physician in Congress. (click through for the full interview transcript)


Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, Congressman Jim McDermott and Congressman Vic Snyder

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