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Six Pages of Legislation, 1,000 Pages of Regulation

HHS is about to issue over 1,000 pages of new regulations stemming from last year's health care bill. That's not a huge surprise, considering the bill is about 2,000 pages long. But these regulations all come from a six-page section covering accountable care organizations, or ACOs. According to Politico, John Gorman, who runs a health care consulting firm, "expects a 1,000-page rule to come out on Thursday, March 31 -- because he doesn’t think HHS will want to deal with releasing the regulations on April Fool’s Day."