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House Shrinks but OKs Health Records Bill

From Times Wire Reports

Legislation to accelerate the computerization of health records, by removing legal barriers and establishing national standards, was approved by the House, 270-148.

The bill would provide $40 million over five years, compared with a Senate measure that would spend $150 million to help physicians buy new technology. Senate and House negotiators must work out a compromise but have relatively few workdays left before November elections.


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