By PAUL BEDARD
Giving proof to Main Street’s worries that President Obama’s healthcare reform will lead to thousands of new and costly regulations, the Department of Health and Human Services has taken one small section of the law and written enough new rules to every page of Obama’s campaign book, The Audacity of Hope—plus another 45 pages. [Check out a roundup of political cartoons on healthcare.]
Section 3022 of the law, which is about the Medicare shared savings program, take up just six pages in the 907-page Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. But HHS has turned that into 429 pages of new regulations and that’s too much, says Republican Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso, a practicing doctor.
You can see for yourself what he’s talking about. Here is the link to the actual law. Section 3022 is on pages 297-302.
The HHS regulations are here .