Health Care Was Innovating Before Obamacare

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It’s not often I take issue with Thomas L. Friedman, the New York Times’s three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist. But a recent column leaves the mistaken impression that the 2009 federal stimulus bill and the 2010 Affordable Care Act are the driving forces behind recent innovations in health care, particularly in the area of information technology (IT).

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