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The far right is thrilled with this Kentucky doctor crying "Get off my lawn!"
A Kentucky doctor who took out a local newspaper ad saying he was closing his practice “due to the policies of Obamacare” is shutting down his practice because of federal requirements to transfer from paper to electronic records.

Dr. Stephen Kiteck of Somerset, Ky., said the financial burden of electronic records is “too much of a burden to overcome” and that he didn’t want to “make a long-term investment” in his small medical practice. [...]

Kiteck said he is approaching retirement age, and that he and his office are “computer illiterate,” adding that he would need special training to add electronic records. He said it would be a financial burden and take “thousands of man hours or woman hours to get the records on the computer.”

Hmmmm. Sounds like Kiteck's patients might be dodging a bullet. After all, who would really want a computer illiterate doctor in 2013? Does he know about the Internet?

Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Tue Dec 10, 2013 at 12:08 PM PST.

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