Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Government-Monitored Health Care Hidden In Stimulus Package

Bloomberg: Government Control of Health Care Hidden in Obama Stimulus Plan

An astute reader just sent us this Bloomberg article stating that provisions have been slipped into the stimulus package that would create a federal electronic medical record database. The article states that it also provides for National Coordinator of Health Information Technology that could monitor this database. This coordinator can make sure doctors are using treatments that are federally approved and cost effective, the article says. It also claims that the National Coordinator can penalize doctors who do not utilize the database.

We'll research this and post more later in the day. Get ready to call your senators.

Rusty Scalpel

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