ObamaCare Disaster is Bipartisan

AAPS News April 2015 – Making Disaster Bipartisan

Mar 27, 2015 Volume 71, no. 4 April 2015

When it appears that Democrats have lost the battle to socialize medicine, the Republicans ride to their rescue.

ClintonCare was defeated in Congress when people found out what was in it and who was behind it. Then the Republican Congress, which was elected largely because of opposition to ClintonCare, enacted the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), with much of its wording imported directly from the Clinton Plan. Saying “HIPAA” generally refers to the rule-laden pretense of protecting privacy, but the law also incorporates the criminalization of medicine (especially errors in medical billing) and the security rules for electronic health records (EHRs). Republicans also passed the back-up strategy, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), and, with the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, the notorious Clinton-Gingrich sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula for keeping Medicare solvent.

AAPS News is repeating itself, but so is history (www.aapsonline.org/judicial/aapsvclinton.htm).

Physicians have endured costly audits or paid huge fines—or gone to prison for coding errors. Millions of patients have had their EHRs breached. But there is no thought of going back.

Prominent players still include Lois Quam of United Healthcare and other managed care executives; the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; information technology vendors; Planned Parenthood; and academic medical centers. Eric Holder, Clinton’s deputy attorney general, declined to prosecute health care guru Ira Magaziner (http://tinyurl.com/pcvwrda) for perjury, and as attorney general has not held Obama appointees to the law either.

Bill Clinton at least did not call secrecy “transparency,” and the federal district court in D.C. ordered opening the meetings of the Clinton Task Force on National Health Care Reform to the public (http://tinyurl.com/khnfq89).

Judge Royce Lamberth is again ordering the executive branch to preserve and release documents, as he did then (http://tinyurl.com/pmn3265). The Clinton Working Groups provided a truckload of documents to the National Archives, but some floppy disks were blank, and some important leaders claimed not to have generated any documents. Hillary’s current e-mail practices are of the same character.

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