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Obama's Electronic Medical Records Scam

Bruce Deitrick Price Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 12:56 PM
There Is a really horrible pattern with Obama. He uses federal money to bribe states and individuals to do what he wants. As in ObamaCare; Race to the Top/Common Core Curriculum; this medical scam; and coming voting "reform" scam. Safe rule: if the government has to use bribes, you know it's a bad idea. Don't even think about taking the first dollar. As for voting reform. I have a sense that Obama is doubling down on fraud. I hope Michelle Malkin will report on this.

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,...