David and Richard Blumenthal: Release your health information to the government
It's offensive to give this much power to an unelected bureaucrat. The guy in charge of this is doctor David Blumenthal, MD. Yes, this David Blumenthal that is the brother of Richard Blumenthal who is running for the Senate in Connecticut, via CNS News:
Section 3001 of the stimulus law charges the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology with overseeing the "development of a nationwide health information technology infrastructure that allows for the electronic use and exchange of information" that, among other things, "reduces health care costs resulting from inefficiency, medical errors, inappropriate care, duplicative care, and incomplete information" and "provides appropriate information to help guide medical decisions at the time and place of care."
The law requires Blumenthal's office to set "specific objectives, milestones, and metrics with respect to the following: (i) The electronic exchange and use of health information and the enterprise integration of such information. (ii) The utilization of an electronic health record for each person in the United States by 2014."
This guy, David Blumenthal, is a Democratic hack working for Ted Kennedy and Obama. His brother of course is a high paid bureaucrat and running for the Senate. If he wins, he would, of course, be in charge of doling out taxpayer funds to his brothers bureacracy. Read more about David Blumenthal, via HHS:
During the late 1970’s, Dr. Blumenthal worked on Senator Edward Kennedy’s Senate Subcommittee on Health and Scientific Research. More recently, Dr. Blumenthal served as a senior health adviser to the Obama for America campaign. Dr. Blumenthal has extensively researched the dissemination of health information technology, quality management in health care, the determinants of physician behavior, access to health services, and the extent and consequences of academic-industrial relationships in the health sciences.Just in case you forgot, here is Richard Blumenthal, David's brother saying he served in Vietnam, when he really didn't.