Electronic records rule results in loss of job

info@islandpacket.comDecember 8, 2012 

I have worked part time as a medical transcriptionist for the same medical office for 13 years, ever since retiring from my full-time job. This allowed my wife and I to live a relatively stress free life financially.

My doctors, to comply with our esteemed president's program, have now gone to an electronic medical records system. This allows them to enter a patient's history into their charts electronically, eliminating the opportunity for another person to earn a living. A substantial portion of income has now been eliminated from our household.

Apparently this is what President Barack Obama meant when he said he wants to "spread the wealth." The money that will be saved from eliminating jobs for people who have worked all their lives will not be available to anyone who has never worked and who will never need to work.

If I sound bitter it's because I am, and you can throw in angry, upset and thoroughly disgusted with our "leader." There has never been a period in my life when I have not worked, but I will now see whether unemployment benefits are available to a poor sucker like me. I seriously doubt it.

Wally Slate

Sun City Hilton Head

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