Big Brother In The Plan!

This ought to scare the hell out of everyone!

Bloomberg is reporting,

he bill’s health rules will affect “every individual in the United States” (445, 454, 479). Your medical treatments will be tracked electronically by a federal system. Having electronic medical records at your fingertips, easily transferred to a hospital, is beneficial. It will help avoid duplicate tests and errors.

But the bill goes further. One new bureaucracy, the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology, will monitor treatments to make sure your doctor is doing what the federal government deems appropriate and cost effective. The goal is to reduce costs and “guide” your doctor’s decisions (442, 446). These provisions in the stimulus bill are virtually identical to what Daschle prescribed in his 2008 book, “Critical: What We Can Do About the Health-Care Crisis.” According to Daschle, doctors have to give up autonomy and “learn to operate less like solo practitioners.” (Page numbers refer to H.R. 1 EH, pdf version)

MAKE THE PHONE CALLS!


Comments

  1. “Your medical treatments will be tracked electronically by a federal system.”

    Folks, this was already accomplished via the HIPAA federal legislation several years ago under Bush at the cost of several hundred million dollars.

  2. If this is already in the law then why did they hide it in this bill? Please back your assertion up regarding existing law.

  3. They hid more in the bill, but my specific excerpt was already in HIPAA. I’m sorry, but HIPAA is available to you on thomas.loc.gov. You are welcome to read it.

    I know that the quote I excerpted was in HIPAA because I programmed the interfaces between several insurance companies and the database as DoHHS under specific requirements from HIPAA back in 2002-2005 sending your coded claims transactions to the feds. That means all claims: meds, psych, whatever.

  4. This is so amazing I think Im going to cry. And great write up! Thanks 🙂

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