Our governor really screwed a lot of people in Tennessee when he messed with Tn-Care. Single unwed mothers get insurance. GOOD GOD, man! Praise be you help any single unwed pregnant mom just because she got pregnant. Let the father of the baby do the supporting of them both. He did help get her that way. Now, as far as everyone else. What about the man with the heart problem who Tn_care cut? He has had many heart attacks and major other problems. He MOVED out of state to get help. I promise I will do everything to get him out of the office of governor. I mean I will not vote for him and encourage everyone to do the same. SHAME ON YOU GOVERNOR!!!!
I agree that he hurt a LOT of sick Tennesseans when he "fixed" Tenncare. I personally know someone who died as a result of the cuts. I voted for Bredeson when he ran the first time, because of his promise to fix Tenncare. Then he cut off the people who were PAYING their premiums, before he did anything else. Figure that one out. He turned down two dollars of Federal funds for every dollar the state paid for people who were PAYING premiums for their coverage. Needless to say, I did NOT vote for him the second time.
LadyBelle, due to term limits, he can not run again. So Tennessee will be spared from anymore fixing by him. He can still run for other high office and I have no doubt he will. I think he has presidential aspirations. I hope we all remember what he has done for us if he ever runs.
Having said that, Sundquist did his best to kill Tenncare also. The fix for the healthcare system has to come from the federal government. No state can go this alone.