Did he really believe it?
That is, did Ezra Klein really believe that electronic medical recordkeeping would actually reduce healthcare costs?
I think he did. When you’re young enough, don’t actually know anything about the subject, don’t have the life experience necessary to distinguish between vapor and reality, and believing something will help you while questioning it will hurt you, you can believe darned near anything.
I sincerely believe that nobody in the healthcare field who wasn’t actually selling electronic medical recordkeeping systems really believed that such systems would lower costs.