Thursday, June 23, 2005

Why Does Governor Bredesen Hate Medicaid?

The Governor’s efforts to dismantle the state’s expanded Medicaid Program, TennCare, can be better understood if we remember his very disturbing views on Medicaid:

scrap the old, inefficient version of Medicaid that's led us to spend more and more of our finite resources on a system that never yielded the kind of public health results we'd hoped for." --Governor Phil Bredesen

"The way in which Medicaid pays for services has more in common with a
socialist economy than the common-sense economic and business principles that do such a good job allocating resources efficiently in other parts of our American life." --Governor Phil Bredesen

See also: Values Challenged Governor Bredesen