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View Diary: If you support Single Payor, do you support a National Health Records Database? (87 comments)

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  •  We'll get to that database pretty soon even with (9+ / 0-)

    our current system. When all records are electronic (many of them already are and soon all will be), even if they are stored in private databases by the doctors and insurance companies they are routinely shared.

    •  Still, one large database where everyone's is (4+ / 0-)

      there is different than sharing amongst everyone. I assume you wouldn't even have to be asked for permission, they just get it since you asked for healthcare.

      While you dream of Utopia, we're here on Earth, getting things done.

      by GoGoGoEverton on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 08:30:30 AM PDT

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    •  Private databases have the advantage that some (0+ / 0-)

      government regulators will watch the private companies looking for abuse of the database.  The regulators have an incentive to look for abuse to bolster their careers.

      In a government database instead of people looking to make their career finding abuse, we have people protecting their careers by hiding their abuse.

      Government is far more effective regulating business than government is in regulating itself.

      The most important way to protect the environment is not to have more than one child.

      by nextstep on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 09:30:40 AM PDT

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      •  What government regulators are you talking about? (0+ / 0-)

        I've never seen anything about government regulators advancing their careers by uncovering abuse.  The only time they get in the news is when they've been co-opted by the private industry people they're supposed to be regulating.

        •  SEC, NRC, FCC, DOJ, IRS, EPA, CMS, etc (0+ / 0-)

          Are al regulatory agencies where employees and managers advance their career by uncovering abuse in the private sector.

          An item does not need to make the news to advance a person's career.

          The most important way to protect the environment is not to have more than one child.

          by nextstep on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 12:05:00 PM PDT

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