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Monday, May 13, 2013

James Madison on Obamacare

"It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by those they elected, if laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood."
James Madison, Federalist no. 62.

According to this source while the House bill and the Senate version contained over 2,000 pages a PDF file of the final law has "only" 906 pages.I could find no  link attempting to quantify  its incoherence.

1 comment:

Andrew_M_Garland said...

The PPACA is much simpler than people think. It will all come down to "whatever the Secretary of HHS says it is".

That is almost entirely true of all the other regulatory actions taken by government.

One could contemplate suing for compliance with "the law", if it were possible to determine what the law is. But, that will not be known except in certain simple cases.

A few more complicated situations will be established by industries which depend on knowing, say, what the penalty is for this or that employment practice.