Underneath the smothering POTUS radar, comes a spate of Dem passed bills (PDF) (because, if they can’t pass these things, who the heck else will?) as part of a flurry of appropriations totalling almost $100M. One major bill was the reversal of a decades-long ban on a national patient identifier. If passed into law, it would remove a major barrier to the electronic exchange of health information. This one bears watching.