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Obama's Electronic Medical Records Scam

tired-of-it Wrote: Dec 14, 2012 9:43 AM
Just about every day I read about some private information being stolen or released on the internet that was supposed to be "safely stored". This is not just low level stuff but the pentagons info or credit card info. social security numbers etc etc etc. How long do you think it will be before your most personnel data -- health records are splashed all over the internet for public viewing? How much do you "trust" the government after all we will not be able to hold them accountable? Please do not say we will hold them to account at the ballot box because the last election convinced me the majority of voters are too stupid to be trusted. o care is a nightmare in every conceivable way. Good thing it is about control not healthcare.

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,...