The U.S. Department of Commerce has reported that the biggest catalyst of growth in the country has come from the IT industry in the past ten years. But, that doesn't mean that the policymakers understand how the industry works. Like us, they hear mostly about the big players, while many small companies and VARs could be adversely affected by new policies.
In technology, one size doesn't fit all, but regulations tend to create the belief that they could or should. Congress should definitely have some say in baseline requirements, such as protecting patient privacy, but they shouldn't be able to regulate everything.
Learn more about this issue and one man's perspective in the full article (link above).
Submitted by Computer Consulting 101 Professional Kit