While there is much disagreement about both the substance and policy behind the Affordable Care Act,  it can be universally stipulated that it is a complex law  which promises an increasingly complex implementation.  The law itself is about 1,000 pages long and to date  the implementing  federal regulations are reported to number in excess of

20,000 pages of health care regulations

Just when  we all thought libraries were shrinking, along comes the new health care law . The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 clocks in at over 2,000 pages. I have always wondered about the ratio between the length of a statute and the volume of regulations it’s implementation will