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As expected, “computerizing health records” isn’t just computerizing health records. Use the link below to read the entire article.

Ruin Your Health With the Obama Stimulus Plan: Betsy McCaughey
Commentary by Betsy McCaughey

Feb. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Republican Senators are questioning whether President Barack Obama’s stimulus bill contains the right mix of tax breaks and cash infusions to jump-start the economy.

Tragically, no one from either party is objecting to the health provisions slipped in without discussion. These provisions reflect the handiwork of Tom Daschle, until recently the nominee to head the Health and Human Services Department.

Senators should read these provisions and vote against them because they are dangerous to your health. (Page numbers refer to H.R. 1 EH, pdf version).

The 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.”

Read the article: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601039&refer=columnist_mccaughey&sid=aLzfDxfbwhzs

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Comment by Sandy Cope on February 10, 2009 at 11:28am
After Collins, Snowe and Specter supposedly got a billion dollars worth of pork removed, the bill was rewritten and the Republicans got it at 11 PM on Saturday night. One of the news stories on the front page here at RPV reveals just how deceived Specter is. I'm not so sure he's worried about his reelection in 2010, as dementia has already set in obviously.
Comment by George Daily on February 10, 2009 at 10:07am
It has been reported that this provision of the bill was added on the Saturday night before the cloture vote on Monday. No one knows who did it.

Were Specter, Collins and Snowe deceived?
Will any senator demand and explanation from Harry Reid?
Is this the UNchange we need?

Who needs Barnum & Bailey when we have Congress?
Comment by Sandy Cope on February 10, 2009 at 9:48am
Thank you for posting this very important information George. It seems that this rush to Socialized Healthcare has not even registered on the radar of many from either party. More seem to be worried about the Waterpark or the Honey Bee provisions, while these major provisions have been mostly ignored. It was a part of the House bill that passed last week. Here are more articles for information-


The above article talks about the COBRA and Medicaid provisions for those recently unemployed. There are alot of people who are unemployed that would no doubt become a part of the plan. And, as stated, how many government programs have you seen removed after 2 years? How many people that will be a part of this plan will just accept it ending in 2 years?

From the conservative Heritage Foundation-

I believe the full above referenced article by McCaughey is in this article-

Today this disaster is going to pass with the help of three Republican Senators. According to the Republican head in Maine, Snowe and Collins are very popular in the state, and, they are not up for reelection for several years, so they don't have to worry. Oh really? I think all of us will remember what they have done now in 2009, as they surely have already become political pariahs. Arlen Specter is up for reelection in 2010, and, he won his last reelection by less than 1%. The conservative that ran against him last time is running again I believe. Obviously, he doesn't care, but the voters will.








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