Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen met with more than 350 clergy members Tuesday to ask them to search for “‘obligations and opportunities'” to serve people in need, focusing in particular on churches helping to fund TennCare, the state’s faltering health care entitlement program which Bredesen has proposed reforming by cancelling the benefits of 323,000 adults. Bredesen’s communications director said that, though details were still being worked out, “‘the idea is to have businesses, nonprofits, local communities, churches, and look for ways to partner.'” In the several articles on the subject, no one seems to have questioned the wisdom of relying on funding from religious groups — which are entitled to exercise refusal or “conscience” clauses over practices they deem contrary to their faith — for a state-run service in providing comprehensive health care choices to patients.