Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Repeal the ACA!
DR Katharine Fullerton [via Harold Pollack]: Our EMR and record of past medical problems is a wonderful asset when I’m treating a sick child…. But could this same EMR be a barrier for these children when they become young adults and are trying to obtain their own insurance? Could the adorable 3 year old who is wheezing in room three, have been denied insurance as an adult because I wrote in the medical record that she has asthma? Will the six-year old hemophiliac in room five who is bleeding from a minor abrasion after wrestling with his cousin be denied insurance when he’s reached adulthood?… With the new law, I do not have to worry that my careful history taking will harm their future.