Thursday, April 21, 2011

1,147,271 Words of Obamacare Regulations Published So Far—270% as Long as the Text of the Statute

By John Vinci
Originally published at
Last year Congress passed the 906-page “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” followed by the 55-page “Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.”[1] Together, they form what is better known as Obamacare.

If you thought that Obamacare was long, it is only a fraction of the length of the regulations.

Obamacare contains over 700 directives for HHS and other agencies to implement Obamacare.[2]

We went through and counted all of the Obamacare regulation documents published so far.[3] We found that the number of pages in regulations are already 114 percent as long as the number of pages in the Obamacare statutes! The statutes contain 961 pages compared to 1,093 pages of regulations.

But regulations published in the Federal Register are published in small font, three columns wide.
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This should clearly define our problem:

Lord's Prayer: 66 words
10 Commandments: 179 words
Gettysburg address: 286 words
Declaration of Independence : 1,300 words.
US Constitution with 27 Amendments: 7,818 words.
US Government regulations on sale of cabbage: 26,911 words.

obamacare regulation, 1 million one hundred and forty seven thousand two hundred and seventy oneWORDS (lawyer's paradise)

TODAY'S NEWS NJ: 1147271 Words of Obamacare Regulations Published ...