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Obama's Electronic Medical Records Scam

JacobsTrouble Wrote: Dec 15, 2012 9:39 AM
The left regularly waste our money in the name of stimulus, cash for clunkers, first time homebuyers, mortgage principle reduction, high speed trains. We let them get away with explaining only the intent but we do not hold them accountable for the disastrous consequences.

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,...