Do We Know What Obama’s Health Plan Is?

Posted on January 22, 2009 I Written By

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I’ve been writing quite a bit lately about Obama’s investment in EMR and healthcare IT. I find the topic completely fascinating and so I expect I’ll be writing a lot more about Obama and EMR/EHR. Hopefully I can not just talk about it, but add something to the conversation.

Related to all of this is a headline I recently read from The American Spectator that said “Obamacare Could Kill You.” While the headline is meant to attract attention, the first paragraph in the article made a lot of sense. Here’s a small portion of it:

It is probable, therefore, that many people who believe they voted merely for what the Obama-Biden campaign site calls “affordable and accessible” health care will be unpleasantly surprised by the “reform” they are about to get.

It is pretty amazing that Obama could put forth such an ideal with so little detail work on how he was going to make healthcare affordable and accessible. If like the article implies that Tom Daschle is looking at adding in more government bureaucracy to healthcare, then our healthcare system is in real trouble. It reminds me a lot of another headline I read that basically said “To see Government run health care, then Just Take a Look at Medicare.” Can you imagine?