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Obamacare Makes Hillarycare Look Pithy


Here’s a quick stat to help illustrate just how bloated, intrusive, and bureaucratic the Democrats’ intended health-care overhaul would be: The bill that the Senate is currently debating is more than half again as long as the bill that was proposed by President Clinton in 1993. The Clinton bill was 1,342 pages long. The current Senate bill is 2,074 pages long — 55 percent longer.    It takes a lot of audacity to propose a bill that could be shortened by a third and yet still be longer than the Clinton administration’s failed effort. Only Obamacare could make Hillarycare seem pithy.


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