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Study: HHS adds $9.1 billion in new regs in January

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The Department of Health and Human Services passed three new rules over the course of just four days, adding $9.1 billion of regulatory burden during the first month of the new year, a new report claims.

According to a study by the American Action Forum released Friday morning, the new regulations will “account for 797 pages, $9.1 billion in new costs, and 10.6 million additional paperwork burden hours.”

One of the major costs came from the expansion of Medicaid, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, and the state-based health insurance exchange programs, all mandated under the Affordable Care Act. The total price tag is $2.6 billion with a paperwork burden of 518,432  hours.  HHS only allowed 17 working days to submit comment on the nearly 500-page overhaul of Medicaid and SCHIP programs.

The other two rules come from the Food and Drug Administration. One rule is to create standards for harvesting and holding produce for humans to consume is expected to cost $3.2 billion over a seven year period andg 1.3 million in paperwork hours.

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  1. Bad Brad

    January 26th, 2013

    Sounds like tyranny to me. They just keep pushing.

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  2. bitterclinger

    January 26th, 2013

    This is one evil broad.

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  3. Groucho Marxist

    January 26th, 2013

    That will reduce costs

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  4. Hanoverfist

    January 26th, 2013

    Its only (someone elses)money

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  5. grayscape

    January 26th, 2013

    She’s so hot….

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  6. mkultra

    January 27th, 2013

    There are so many villainous a$$holes in this administration it’s hard tell who’s the worst. We need a contest to name to top ten most destructive piece-of-shi7 leftists in the Obamao regime.

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  7. Kevin R.

    January 27th, 2013

    Her nose is blue. There’s that old characterization of the skinny blue nosed busy body creep. I’ve never actually seen a person with a blue nose though. But, her nose is friggin’ blue.

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  8. Feraldog

    January 27th, 2013

    When I was in my U.S.Government class way back in high school (78) the Instructor said one thing that stuck ( he was a Lib,too) “Every time the government makes a law or a regulation, that is one more chip out of tour freedom”. I doubt that any “teacher” today would have the balls to say that.My grand kids are in for a bleak future unless this bullshit is terminated.

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  9. Unruly Refugee

    January 27th, 2013

    Largest bunch of counterproductive assholes in the history of earth. They won’t be happy until they regulate us to death.

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  10. Stranded in Sonoma

    January 27th, 2013

    A long while ago here in CA, the legislature passed a tax on companies that did business overseas. I believe the tax was on the company in CA for profits earned solely overseas. That is, the money never made it to our shores. But the People’s Commissars decided they wanted to tax it any way.

    However, the companies affected by this tax just refused to pay. They said they weren’t going to pay it and if the state wanted to put them all in jail, fine. Go for it. The state backed off and repealed the tax because they weren’t collecting any money from it.

    Why don’t they just do that with ObamaTax and these new regulations? Just tell the gov’t to fuck off.

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  11. sileceal

    January 27th, 2013

    I still question HOW a bill or law can be added to after it has passed a vote–AS IS. (Nobody voted for the revisions did they?!)

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  12. The Mad German

    January 27th, 2013

    HHS only allowed 17 working days to submit comment on the nearly 500-page overhaul of Medicaid and SCHIP programs.

    Bureaucracy and libs are here to save us…Pfffffttt.

    She would look good in an SS uniform.

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  13. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    January 27th, 2013

    She’d look better with her Q-Tip head on the end of a big sharpened stick.

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  14. Joe

    January 27th, 2013

    Damn you, “honorable” John Roberts.

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  15. Carlos The Jackal

    January 27th, 2013

    state-based health insurance exchange programs
    I thought a bunch of states refused to establish those.
    Is that what all the new HHS, IRS, HLS, FBI, ATF guns ‘n ammo is for?

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  16. Anonymous

    January 27th, 2013

    Pull quote from the story: “One rule is to create standards for harvesting and holding produce”

    Guard your gourds. Dot Gov will be aiming for home gardens.

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  17. RANDO

    January 27th, 2013

    It just keeps getting worse…

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  18. louisiana_mom

    January 27th, 2013

    @sileceal,

    If it is an “act” they can alter it after it passes. Only if it is a “law” does it make it unamendable after passage… One of those loopholes that allow the government to continue to screw us!

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  19. Four .45's

    January 27th, 2013

    Way to stimulate the economy, jackasses!

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