Friday, August 14, 2009

ObamaCare Stuff Thrown into the Failed Stimulus?

You have to be kidding me. Now the stimulus bill had some preemptive ObamaCare thrown in that seemed to sneak past most people.

Americans eventually discovered that the administration had appropriated more than $16 billion to create a Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research and a Health Information Technology department that can fine doctors and hospitals for not making "meaningful use" of its recommendations on health care.

Does this group actually have the power to fine people? Also $16 billion sounds like quite a bit of money for some kind of enforcement Council. Also how many jobs could be created by such an entity? I would think maybe a few dozen at most. I think the failed stimulus will keep turning up these turds the further we go along.

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