This article represents the institutionalization of Hayek’s fatal conceit. This top-down, non-market approach to health care delivery is shrouded in the usual terms and phrases that lend credibility to the illegitimate.
There are so many false premises taken for granted in this article that the author probably couldn’t get past his second sentence without failing a blistering challenge from someone that actually knew what they were talking about and wasn’t affected by the Kool-Aide this guy has drunk. HIT(health information technology) has a life all its own, now, regardless of the mindlessness of it all. An industry created out of nothing and subsidized with taxpayer money that makes Solyndra look like Toy Story.
If you think that the good doctors are going to tell the feds to shove this up their arse and not see any patients for whom they are required to comply with this Meaningful Use crap, parts 1 and 2, you go to the head of the class. But then, that’s the whole point, isn’t it? Rationing by overwhelming technological obfuscation. This stuff might make for a dark sort of sit-com many months from now when people everywhere are aware of the consequences of this overstepping of government. People dying from denial of care isn’t funny, though, is it?
G. Keith Smith, M.D.