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.