Rep. Castro: Americans Won’t Be Able to Read All 10,535 Pages of Obamacare Regs


rep-joaquin-castroAfter declining to say how many of the 10,535 pages of Obamacare regulations he has read himself, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) expressed doubts that anybody can plow through them all.

“I don’t think they’ll be able to read all of those regulations,” Castro replied when asked him whether the American people should have to read the thick stack of regulations implementing the Affordable Care Act. “The Obama administration published 10,535 final Obamacare regulations. Have you read all of those regulations?”

Castro: “I have not.” “How many of those regulations have you read?”

Castro: “I have to get back with you on the number.” “Do you think the American people should have to read all those regulations in order to comply with the law?”

Castro: “I don’t think they’ll be able to read all of those regulations.” “Now I realize you’re relatively new still to being a congressman on Capitol Hill. Who’s helped you understand the law as read?”

Castro: “Well, I’ve actually have convened a healthcare advisory group in San Antonio made up of healthcare workers and doctors that I’ve met with a few times who are helping me not only understand the impact of the law, but also how it’s impacted doctors, hospitals, and patients.”

Castro made the remarks after appearing at a press conference on Capitol Hill Thursday with fellow Democrats from the Texas congressional delegation.

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