Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Read the Healthcare Bill yet?
Have you taken the time to read the Healthcare Reform Bill yet? Do you understand the ramifications?
A big ramification is a loss of privacy. North Carolina announced today that it is starting the electronic medical records. How long will it be before the database is hacked? Good grief - what government agency hasn't been hacked?
And what happens when privacy is breached because of a hack? The victims get at least a free year of credit monitoring. Sure that will help when your mental health or serious illness details are plastered on the Internet!
Watch also for rationing of care .... it is already happening in Medicare. The patient is the only variable cost in a hospital or medical practice.