Abstract 8 - health information technology, and the...

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Esteban Sanchez 3/24/2009 PLAN 370-500 Abstract 8 Health Care and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act The article written by Robert Steinbrook speaks about how new funds provided by the government will effect out Medical Health System. On February 17, 2009, four weeks after his inauguration, President Barack Obama signed into law a $787 billion economic stimulus package. This stimulus package has been called American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. This act directs to health care about $150 billion in new funds. The stimulus law should have major and immediate effects by launching broad federal initiatives for biomedical and comparative effectiveness research, the adoption of
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Unformatted text preview: health information technology, and the protection of the privacy and security of medical records. The spending includes $87 billion for Medicaid, $24.7 billion to subsidize private health insurance for people who lose or have lost their jobs, $19.2 billion for health information technology, and $10 billion for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Citation: Robert Steinbrook. Health Care and the American Recovery And Reinvestment Act New England Journal Of Medicine. 2009 March 12. <http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/ full/360/11/1057>....
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