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Obama's Electronic Medical Records Scam

Jeff2422 Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 10:52 AM
The straw man approach is always the libs favorite argument because they really never engage in real thought. Real conservatives would get rid of all subsidies and let the market decide. Like Reagan said, government's response to everything is if it moves tax it, if it keeps moving tax some more, if it stops moving subsidize it. This medical records boondogle is just another example of government inefficiency and the reason major portions of the federal government need to just be shut down. Examples: Energy, Commerce, and Education Departments. Totally useless departments that do far more harm than good.

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,...