While the "zomg every single microchip will be slagged!" view of EMP is a little overstated, it's still a fact that anything plugged in to the grid is as good as toast, and that includes most of the grid itself.
What's being done about it? Well, there was a conference-type thing, but it wasn't, you know, official.
Meanwhile, hey, how about some socialized medicine!
(H/T to SurvivalBlog.)