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Obama's Electronic Medical Records Scam

Thomas274 Wrote: Dec 16, 2012 2:34 PM
Read 2700 pages of legalese? If I did, I would be the ONLY one to have "read the law." I don't think I could take 2700 pages of Tolstoy or Dickens let alone this. The useful idiots who campaigned for this atrocity, and then gained a TEMPORARY waiver, will be along with the rest of us. Congress maybe not.

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,...