Election 2012

Decision 2012: Doctors Fight Over Obamacare Provision


Republican Mitt Romney has promised that if he wins the White House, he will derail the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. As he and the President debate the costs and benefits of providing healthcare to all, behind the scenes, one part of the new law is being fought ferociously by many doctors — the mandatory move to electronic medical records.

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Moving health-care records into the cloud would streamline the communication of information between doctors and hospitals about a patient's health history, potentially saving time, money, and lives.