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Written on Dear Bill: An Open Letter to Gov. Bill Haslam:

I wanted to say that my feelings towards Gov. Haslam is that he doesn't care about "the least of these". I have tried to approach him when I faced losing my TennCare in 2009 when TN got the approval to look at a large group of TennCare recipients who had been part of the Daniels Class. I did loose my TennCare and with no thanks to our Governor, I got little help from anyone at the TennCare Bureau. I ended up with AccessTN which cost around $800/month when I started. By the time I got back on TennCare, I had lost a lot personally.
TennCare was suppose to reimburse for expenses that I would not have had to spend, I got a refund for a portion of the meds. The State has "lost" my other paperwork. The blame
for which I lay at Governor Haslam's desk. The "buck stops with him" for spending at the State level.

Written on Phil Bredesen’s Rx for Revamping Health Care in the U.S.:

What about the approximately 164,000 people that were cut by no ex-governor Bredesen. This makes about 350,000 people that Mr. Bredesen cut when you add the 200,000 from 2005. Like the other writer said he is a day late and a dollar short when he says what needs to be done for Health Care Reform. He costs the state thousands of dollars a day after reform passed and before Governor Haslam took office.
I speak as one of those that lost TennCare in 2009 because then Gov. Bredesen had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars being sure that the wording was such that Judge John Nixon wouldn't rule against the State. Where was all the concern for those needing medical coverage? Then Gov. Bredesen has lost all credibility with me and needs to see the faces of those that died because he took their TennCare away for the rest of his life.

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