“I do not control the timing on this and I can’t imagine a worse week” to have to tell us about his book, the apologetic governor said. But his publisher, Atlantic Monthly Press, spilled the beans in its latest catalog, and Bredesen said he felt obliged to alert the Tennessee media.
In the book, Bredesen offers his own prescription for fixing the American health care system. As we all know, he really hates Obamacare.
“You know my feeling about this. We have reform. It doesn’t go far enough, particularly in the area of cost containment and those things. I just wanted to step back and set down where I think we should go from here and the things I think we need to get done. It’s not ghost written. I did it all myself.”
The book is titled Fresh Medicine. But given our governor’s stingy views on health care, it probably should have been called Castor Oil. In the publisher’s catalog, there is a predictable blurb of praise from Scott Serota, the president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield. He refers to Bredesen’s destruction of universal health care in this state euphemistically as his “stewardship of TennCare.”
Maybe the governor should donate the book’s proceeds to all the sick and dying people he’s tossed off the health insurance rolls.