Since the Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare, excuse me ObamaTax, both state and federal officials are running around like chickens with their heads cut off looking to try and implement the new tax. Oh and get this, remember that ObamaTax was called “The Affordable Care Act”? Well it should come as no shocker that it’s already costing billions of dollars and expanding government bureaucracy..
According to Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT), the Health and Human Services Department “was given a billion dollars implementation money. That money is gone already on additional bureaucrats and IT programs, computerization for the implementation.”
As far as the implementation goes, there are literally thousands of pages of regulations that have to be written because of this monstrosity of a law. “There’s already 13,000 pages of regulations, and they’re not even done yet,” Rehberg said.
Matt Spalding of the Heritage Foundation said, “It’s a delegation of extensive authority from Congress to the Department of Health and Human Services and a lot of boards and commissions and bureaus throughout the bureaucracy. We counted about 180 or so.”
While much emphasis has been put on the individual mandate, the fact is that it makes up about two percent of the entire legislation.
Fox News reports,
Much bigger than the mandate itself are the insurance exchanges that will administer $681 billion in subsidies over 10 years, which will require a lot of new federal workers at the IRS and health department.
“They are asking for several hundred new employees,” Dorn said. “You have rules you need to write and you need lawyers, so there are lots of things you need to do when you are standing up a new enterprise.”
For some, though, the bottom line is clear and troubling: The federal government is about to assume massive new powers.
As I recall Nancy Pelosi’s words of “You have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it,” it seems to me it’s passed and it may be years before we fully know what is in it.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook and Twitter, and follow our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.