When Bruce Perens was getting questions from slashdot, I asked whether Obamacare should have mandated the use of open source software.
He replied with some BS answer about how great Obamacare is because his children with preexisting conditions can now become independent contractors.
I admit that modifying the system so that healthcare is not tied to your job is a good thing, but it shows how pathetic and how much greed has pervaded politics.
He should have instead focused on what the question was about: requiring open protocols, and open software as a part of Obamacare would go a great way to alleviating cost problems in certain sectors.
Make no mistake that I think that companies should not make money developing medical software, but they should not be making artificially large amounts of money by erecting proprietary walls.