Monday, August 3, 2009

Words Have Meaning

From Government Bytes:

The Health Care Reform Bill in Its Own Words

We've spent a little time looking at the language in the House Democrat's 1,018-page health care reform bill, "America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009," and a couple of things stand out. First, the legislation empowers a very busy bureaucracy. The term "Secretary" -- as in the Secretaries of Health & Human Services, Labor, Defense, and Veterans Affairs – appears 1,124 times in the bill. The Secretaries -- along with Commissioners (199 references), Committees (76 references), and Boards (17 references) are busy conducting studies, developing methodologies, and receiving recommendations among other things -- some of the other things are listed in the table below, including requiring, limiting, penalizing, regulating, taxing, and enforcing their way to affordable health care for all.

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