In the 9/1/2011 Orange County Register, Richard Ralston of AFCM asks, "Ready to inform on your doctor?" He notes, "Government wants that, and already has doctors informing on patients".
Government-mandated electronic medical records will be a big part of tracking both patients and physicians.
And this proposed National Patient ID Card could make it much easier for the government to control what care patients may receive, and what kinds of treatments doctors can offer, all in the name of tracking and encouraging "provider savings". (Via @aapsonline.)
Health care in 2014 could become eerily similar to life in 1984, but with better technology on the government's side...