But the bill goes further. One new bureaucracy, the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology, will monitor treatments to make sure your doctor is doing what the federal government deems appropriate and cost effective.
The goal is to reduce costs and �guide� your doctor�s decisions (442, 446). These provisions in the stimulus bill are virtually identical to what Daschle prescribed in his 2008 book, �Critical: What We Can Do About the Health-Care Crisis.� According to Daschle, doctors have to give up autonomy and �learn to operate less like solo practitioners.�
Keeping doctors informed of the newest medical findings is important, but enforcing uniformity goes too far.
Hospitals and doctors that are not �meaningful users� of the new system will face penalties. �Meaningful user� isn�t defined in the bill. That will be left to the HHS secretary, who will be empowered to impose �more stringent measures of meaningful use over time� (511, 518, 540-541)
What penalties will deter your doctor from going beyond the electronically delivered protocols when your condition is atypical or you need an experimental treatment?
The vagueness is intentional. In his book, Daschle proposed an appointed body with vast powers to make the �tough� decisions elected politicians won�t make.
"But it gets even more interesting than that: Under the new provisions found in the bill, all U.S. doctors will now be stripped of autonomy and forced to follow the medical treatment guidelines dictated by the government.
This news should rock the medical world (once they truly understand it). It means doctors can no longer make their own decisions about patients' needs or treatment protocols.
From now on, all health care decisions will be centrally planned by a dictatorial, Big Brother health care authority in the federal government."
A good example of what happens when governments try to micromanage things like a health service is the UK National Health Dental Service.
A new contract they drew up limiting what procedures dentists could do was such a shambles that up to 75% of dentists refused to sign the contract and instead set up in private practice, virtually making it impossible for most people to have treatment under the NHS.
Is there anything to stop US doctors doing the same?
I don't know if things are getting worse or not. How can you get worse from piss poor?
If you lead a life filled with natural foods you will avoid all these dictators and political health systems. Visit natropaths and homeopaths early in life. know how to detox. Exercise and practice meditation or some form of calming practices.
Do this and you will only need those guys for the most extreme injury or crisis... and in due course you will work your way away from them again and back into independence and restored health
__________________ "The nurse should be cheerful, orderly, punctual, patient, full of faith, - receptive to Truth and Love" Mary Baker Eddy