This stimulus package is filled with wasteful spending. Take the money on electronic health records
, money that will supposedly make the system much more efficient. Here is the problem: if it paid to make these investments, why wouldn't the insurance companies and doctors already be doing this? They want to make money, and if the benefits outweighed the costs, wouldn't they find it in their interests to do this?
In the legislation passed late Friday, Congress approved spending about $19 billion over the coming years on electronic health records and an additional $1.1 billion on research comparing which treatments work best for a particular disease. . . .
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