I'm not a fan of Phil by any means but let's remember that when Taxquist was ruining the state with Ned Ray, Al, and Hillary's Tenncare Frist did what? He helped secure funding to keep it going as did Fred. Corruption was rampant in that system and nothing was done. At least Phil had the guts to tell a few of the insurers to knock it off or else Tenncare was gone and I do believe he would have actually did it too. When he did the budget crisis and blackmail the state was under for years finally stopped.
As for Frist tenure as SML? He was a joke. Another so called Conservative Urban Legend Myth. The so called reformer of Medicare took Ned Ray's Al, and yes Hillary's health care plan and called it Medicare reform. IOW money for the Hey Moes. Frist will never get my vote for anything. I'd rather see Chicken John Jay as governor than Frist because he would actually do less damage to us in the long run.