HITECH: Be afraid, be very afraid

Opinion piece by Maureen Martin, senior fellow for legal affairs at The Heartland Institute:

Maureen Martin of The Heartland Institute, a think tank promoting public policy based on individual liberty, limited government and free markets, argues that the new Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act  exposes too much personal information.

When President Obama talked about computerizing medical records during the presidential campaign, the plan sounded benign; he said it would give “doctors and nurses easy access to all the necessary information about their patients.” But now that his plan has become law, it turns out lots of other people will have “easy access” too.

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