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Obama's Electronic Medical Records Scam

Ddubya32 Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 10:07 AM
Now, let me be clear. The things Michelle mention about corruption in where the money may be going , she is probably exactly right. I do not doubt for one minute that if it involves the federal government and money then their is corruption and mishandling involved. My gripe with Mrs. Malkin is that she appeared to attack EMR itself and to not even attempt to acknowledge to tremendous good that it is doing and will do in the future. What sane person would even argue that we should stay on paper documentation if they had one minute even experience what EMR can do. I have used it as a nurse caring for patients and now I train it to both MD's and Nursing staff. The only people I see complaining about it are the .......

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,...