During President Bush’s last 3 years, the Democrats wailed on and on about a culture of corruption. The media wing of the Democrat Party: ABC, CBS, NBC, NYTs and Washington Post made sure they reported all of those supposed “insider” deals. The funny thing is that President Bush did do a whole lot of perp walks in the beginning of his Administration, and all those liberals who say they’d like to see the “rich” get theirs, never applauded the good work he did. But the left doesn’t care about big business getting goodies from the government when it’s one of their President’s buddies. Democrat Donor Gets Federal Health Policy Slot Despite Conflicts of Interest:
A federal committee that includes a major donor to President Obama and whose company stands to profit from the panel’s recommendations holds in its hands the future of health information technology policy.
Judith Faulkner, founder and CEO of Epic Systems Corp., secured a seat on a panel charged with recommending how $19 billion in stimulus money dedicated to health IT be spent, despite opposing a key administration position on the issue.
Faulkner and her company oppose the president’s vision for health IT, but Epic employees are massive Democratic donors. They’ve given nearly $300,000 to Democrats since 2006, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
That may help explain both Faulkner’s appointment to the 13-member Health Information Technology Policy Committee as a representative for health IT vendors, and the accolades her company regularly enjoys from prominent Democrats.
Obama has long pushed for “interoperable” health information technology, including digitized medical records that can be shared across platforms, regardless of who develops the underlying software.
A December 2010 report on the implementation of health IT from the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology described the ideal system as “interoperable and intercommunicating, so that a single authorized query can locate a patient’s records.”
Epic declined to comment on the appointment or the company’s position on interoperability. Linda Kohn, a spokeswoman for the Government Accountability Office, which handled appointments to the panel, said that views on interoperability — or any other specific health IT issue — did not factor into its decisions. In fact, she said there were no specific criteria used to screen applicants.
When people get rich, they tend to feel guilty about their wealth, and now of course, they don’t want any of their wealth taken, so they set about buying politicians of both persuasions to get We The People to pay the way forward. Though both parties have been guilty of this, it is the Democrats who get most of their support and donations from big business. This corruption continues to enable them to get richer off of the backs of hardworking Americans, Americans who want less government, not more in their lives.