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Reduce our national debt by reducing the federal electronic medical records mandate, comment

July 21, 2011

Your post Reduce our national debt by reducing the federal electronic medical records mandate is right on target. The federal government and President Obama should not be mandating electronic medical records in the way they propose. The medical/nursing community and hospitals know what is best for themselves and their budgets.

I will add that hospitals should pull the reigns on electronic medical records. What I see is fierce competition between hospitals to draw patients. This competition occurred with CAT scans, MRIs, helicopter ports, etc. Just because one hospital in town has the latest item, does not mean the other hospitals in town should follow suit. Sure, time and saving lives are critical things to consider. The money spent could be used in providing some basic and needed items for rural hospitals. This includes providing the personnel needed for some of the rural hospitals. Our rural hospitals have a greater need than our city hospitals.

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July 11, 2011

Reduce our national debt by reducing the federal electronic medical records mandate

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Reduce our national debt by reducing the federal electronic medical records mandate

July 11, 2011

I agree that electronic medical records (EMR) that help to save lives, reduce paperwork, reduce expenses, and secure healthcare information. Larger vehicles like SUVs can also save lives and secure passengers. But, this does not mean that every family or business needs to trade in their fuel efficient smaller cars for larger SUVs. This is more true when these families and businesses are struggling during this economic recession (or depression).

Our government can save money by not currently dealing with the EMR mandate, by not tying up our court system with this mandate and letting our hospitals spend this money within their communities (meaning the government does not have to put extra money into these communities).

President Obama, this is one way of reducing your stress, the legislators’ stress, the courts’ stress, and the stress of the American people. Relieve our nation of the current EMR mandate. Consider a revised and later mandate.

Thank you.

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