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Obama's Electronic Medical Records Scam

layopinions Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 8:53 AM
As of this post, 7 out of 12 comments are off-topic rants by liame22. I have no problem engaging in honest debate with people who disagree; but this is just spam. Even if you just flag them all and move on and even if TH disables the account, they just make another one and continue to clog up every single post. There has to be a better way, right?
JudithBG Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 9:00 AM
One can hope, layopinions. Unfortunately, some folks can talk with a sock in their mouth and cotton balls in their heads.

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,...