Next steps for Tennessee: a conversation with Gov. Phil Bredesen. Interview by Alan Weil.Health Aff (Millwood). 2007 Jul-Aug; 26(4):w456-62.HA
In this conversation, conducted during the February 2007 meeting of the National Governors Association, Gov. Phil Bredesen of Tennessee discusses his views on health care, health information technology, and the challenges of changing a massive system with many moving parts. He talks about his involvement in the State Alliance for E-Health, which is working on privacy, licensure, and data communications across state lines. He discusses the state's TennCare program; his views on effective managed care; and his Cover Tennessee program, which seeks to provide low-income workers with an innovative low-cost insurance product focused on preventive care.