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Obamacare Regulations Are 8 Times Longer Than Bible

Penny Starr
CNS News [1]
September 10, 2013

(CNSNews.com) – Since March 2010, when President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and its companion Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (HCERA), the administration has published in the Federal Register 109 final regulations governing how Obamacare will be implemented.

These regulations [2] add up to 10,516 pages in the Federal Register—or more than eight times as many pages as there are in the Gutenberg Bible [3], which has 642 two-sided leaves or 1,286 pages.

Using the regulations.gov [4] website and the Federal Register itself, CNSNews.com found 109 distinct regulations for the implementation of PPACA and the health-care related provisions of HCERA that had been finalized by various federal agencies and published in the Federal Register as of Sept. 9, 2013.

Obamacare Regulations Are Eight Times as Long as Bible [5]The Obama administration has already published 109 final regulations governing the implementation of Obamacare. These regulations are a cumulative 10,516 pages long, which is more than eight times longer than the Bible.

The Federal Register publishes documents, including proposed rules, notices, interim rules, corrections, drafts of final rules and final rules. But the CNSNews.com tabulation included only final rules for the implementation of Obamacare.

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