Two Tennessee Democrats announce "no" votes 

Two southern Democrats, Rep. Lincoln Davis and Rep. John Tanner, both of Tennessee, are voting against the health-care bill.

I talked to Davis this afternoon about his decision. Davis, who represents Tennessee's 4th district, said he supports health care reform, but on a smaller scale. Davis is looking for reform that addresses some of the gaps and problems in health care coverage experienced by Americans, 85 percent of whom have coverage, without redoing the entire system.

"We need to do something for those other 15 percent percent if they choose to have insurance, to come into the system," Davis said. "And there are ways to do that, but there are some folks who don't want to come into the system."

Davis said he is not getting any pressure from the Democratic leadership about his vote.

"I explained up front where I am and why doing it, and they accept that, period," Davis said.

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