Fresh Medicine: How to Fix Reform and Build a Sustainable Health Care System

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Grove/Atlantic, Inc., Oct 12, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 288 pages
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Last spring, after congress passed sweeping legislation to reform our nation’s health care system, the editorial board of the New York Times wrote: “Just as Social Security grew from a modest start in 1935 to become a bedrock of the nation’s retirement system, this is a start on health care reform, not the end . . . The process has finally begun.” One of the key voices in that process will be Philip Bredesen, who served as governor of Tennessee from 2003-2011. In Fresh Medicine—the first book to address this reform—Bredesen delivers a concise, intelligent analysis of what the reform is, how it is flawed and why we have to fix it.
 

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PHILIP BREDESEN is the Democratic Governor of Tennessee. Before becoming Governor in 2002, and re-elected in 2006, he was Mayor of Nashville, and prior to that the founder and CEO of HealthAmerica Corporation, a public managed-care company. He is currently the Democratic Governors’ Association’s Policy Chair, and is an Executive Committee member (one of nine) of the National Governor’s Association. He has just been selected as the Democratic co-chair of the recently created NGA Health Care Task Force. Bredesen graduated from Harvard in 1967 with a bachelor’s degree in physics. This is his first book.

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