Falco appears at Capitol to urge health care overhaul

Award-winning actress Edie Falco, cable television’s no-nonsense “Nurse Jackie,” delivered a stern message to lawmakers Thursday: Fix health care.

“I’m here because I’ve traveled through the health care system and there are some holes,” Falco, a breast cancer survivor, told a Capitol Hill rally for health care overhaul. “I’m here because I care about the people in this country and I know that we can do better, that we must do better.”

Falco said she went without health care coverage for many years. Nearly 50 million Americans are without coverage and President Barack Obama’s goal is to provide health benefits for all.

Lawmakers have been working on legislation to control the costs of health care while expanding coverage.