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Obama's Electronic Medical Records Scam

bperry Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 9:38 AM
Michelle, you state, " No one is actually verifying whether the transition from paper to electronic is improving patient outcomes and health services." Well, I did...in a way. My doctor wrote a new prescription for me and the pharmacy can't fill it. It was simply an increase in dosage, not a new medication, but the "computer" (according to my pharmacist) turned it down and now I have to wait for 15 days to 2 months for a "pre-authorization from my cardiologist" before my new scrip can be filled. I just wonder if rgama is a computer or a clerk justifying his position.

Here's more evidence that government "cures" are inevitably worse than the "diseases" they seek to wipe out. Buried in the trillion-dollar stimulus law of 2009 was an electronic medical records "incentive" program. Like most of President Obama's health care rules, this top-down electronic record-sharing scheme is a big fat bust.

Oversight is lax. Cronyism is rife. The job-killing and privacy-undermining consequences have only just begun.

The program was originally sold as a cost-saving measure. In theory, modernizing record-collection is a good idea, and many private health care providers have already made the change. But as with many government "incentive" programs,...