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User Fees for Electronic Health Records?
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President Obama has released his 2014 budget proposal, which includes $80.1 billion in spending for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), an increase of $3.9 billion. The proposed budget for The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) would increase its $61 million budget to $78 million, a 28% increase. The plan also includes a $1 million fee for electronic health record vendors that would almost certainly be passed along to users of the systems.

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