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The Heavy Hand of Bureaucratic Regulation in ObamaCare by The Elephant's Child

You can, at least for a while, count your blessings: Because Healthcare.gov is not working, you can remain blissfully unaware of the extent of the regulations written by the bureaucrats for ObamaCare. The law itself, what we now call ObamaCare, clocks in at 381,000 words. And it is becoming increasingly apparent that no Democrat has read the damn thing. Nancy Pelosi’s famous phrase” We’ll have to pass it to find out what’s in it,” has become painfully obvious.

According to Daniel Greenfield,” the bureaucracies in the Obama administration have published approximately 11.588,500 words of regulations. These 109 final regulations account for a combined 10,535 pages in the Federal Register, where the government officially published them.”

I have a family member who always looks to see how many pages are in a book that he is thinking about reading. I never look, and am perfectly happy to seek out big fat books, but 10,535 pages is absurd.

That tells you a lot about the intent of Obamacare — it tells you how much the new health care law intends to interfere with your life. If it was for your benefit and intended to be gently helpful, it would be short. At 10,535 pages the intent is to transform your relations with your doctors and your insurance and your government, and if that relation was going to be simple and caring, they wouldn’t need lots of heavy-handed regulations.

And we are all to have unelected bureaucrats deciding what those relations and that health care are going to be. You should be worried.




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