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February 14, 2009

Electronic medical records

President Obama’s plans for computerizing Americans’ medical records as a means of improving medical care and cost could actually led to socialized medical care.

Just think: Once computerized, your records could be checked by some central governmental medical staff to determine the job that your doctor is doing in taking care of you and your problems. They could control the scope and type of care (and cost) of treatments you could receive. Just check out the problems that patients in England and Canada have getting treatment for some conditions.

If the government determines that the proposed care is excessive or costs too much, the patient’s needs and wants are ignored.

Donald F. Darling Jr.
Kansas City, Kan.

Comments

whispering_to_kc

"If the government determines that the proposed care is excessive or costs too much, the patient’s needs and wants are ignored."

Yes, it works so much better configured as it's currently where the insurance company underwriters are deciding that proposed car is excessive or costs too much so the patient's needs and wants are ignored.

A) Corporatism: the organization of a society into industrial and professional corporations serving as organs of political representation and exercising control over persons and activities within their jurisdiction.

B) Socialism: collective or governmental ownership and administration of [insurance].

I choose "B".

viet-vet1970

Some whack-jobs think EVERYTHING leads to (make a scary face!) socialism!!!

Waagh! Be afraid. Run and shout!

Hey Darling. Why don't you lock your doors and continue worshipping at your shrine to Herbert Hoover. The rest of have seen the miserable failure of your pet theories and want to try something else.

 
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