Be Afraid...Be Very Afraid
Bloomberg.com (link via Say Anything):
But [Barack Obama's stimulus] 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.”
So much for "Get the government out of my uterus!!!"
Or rather, so much for the credibility of those prone to express such sentiments in the past. They're the one's worshiping this false idol we just elected president, and would love to see this intrusive style of rule by over-bloated governmental bureaucracies become the law of the land.
Hospitals and doctors that are not “meaningful users” of the new system will face penalties. “Meaningful user” isn’t defined in the bill. That will be left to the HHS secretary, who will be empowered to impose “more stringent measures of meaningful use over time”.
But, but, but...it's "For the
F***ing no good, lying, scheming, thieving socialist trash! I wouldn't piss on these people if they were on fire.
I'll say this though. This is the most transparent administration in history. I could see right through these people years ago!