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Obama's Electronic Medical Records Scam

Chester1776 Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 12:10 PM
The next evolution in this process is to mandate that all the systems available commercially are standardized so the government can collect info and data mine for "fraud" electronically. If they had had any sense, they would have mandated that doctors and hospitals use the VA EMR. It is already up and running. Of course, you wouldn't be able to get any kick backs from your cronies if you do it that way. And, of course, when the system crashes in your office during a busy clinic, who are you going to call to help you fix it?

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,...