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11,588,500 Words: Obamacare Regs 30x as Long as Law

October 14, 2013 - 4:02 PM


By Penny Starr


(CNSNews.com) -- Bureaucracies in the Obama Administration have thus far published approximately 11,588,500 words of final Obamacare regulations, while there are only 381,517 words in the Obamacare law itself.

That means unelected federal officials have now written 30 words of regulations for each word in the law.

What is commonly known as the Obamacare law includes both the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (HCERA). Since these bills were signed into law by President Barack Obama in March 2010, various agencies in the administration have published 109 final regulations spelling out how they are to be implemented.

These 109 final regulations account for a combined 10,535 pages in the Federal Register, where the government officially published them.

The Federal Register presents the regulations in relatively small type with three columns of text on each page. CNSNews.com calculated that there is an average of 1,100 words on each of these pages by counting the actual words in one 78-page Obamacare regulation and then dividing by 78.

At an average of 1,100 words per page, the 10,535 pages of Obamacare regulations consist of approximately 11,588,500 words.

By contrast, as officially published by the Government Printing Office, PPACA is 906 pages long and HCERA is 55 pages long. These pages include an average of only 397 words. That means PPACA and HCERA's combined 961 pages consist of approximately 381,517 words.

For each word actually in the Obamacare law that Congress enacted, the Obama administration has written 30 more words in regulations indicating how it will be enforced.
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... Let's make it simple, shall we. Obamacare boils down to just 2 words. SCREW YOU!
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... Let's make it simple, shall we. Obamacare boils down to just 2 words. SCREW YOU!

For shame, Sir! You got the words in the wrong order.

You're Screwed.  :beer:
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For shame, Sir! You got the words in the wrong order.

You're Screwed.  :beer:

Had to think...slow boil FUNNY! Hat's off to you!
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Sadly, it is true.

What can you do but laugh? Getting mad only raises your blood pressure, which comes out of your deductible.
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