White House Failed to Review Many Obamacare Regulations

Friday, 06 Dec 2013 06:53 AM

By Melissa Clyne

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
In the rush to get Obamacare to the American people by Oct. 1, the White House failed to give due diligence to its myriad regulations, resulting in hundreds of mistakes, The Hill reports.

Twenty-seven of the Affordable Care Act’s more than 100 regulations were fast-tracked and never received any review, a new study by the conservative American Action Forum finds.

The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs — the White House office that reviews proposed and final rules — spent just 29 days reviewing the average Obamacare final rule, 81 days less than the typical review time, according to the data. Some more significant Affordable Care Act rules — those with an annual cost of $100 million or more — received even less scrutiny, just 20 days.

A third of all the Obamacare regulations contained errors, according to the report, forcing the administration to issue hundreds of corrections.

“The White House virtually gave no oversight to many of those error-filled regulations,” the report reads.

The administration neglected to review many significant proposals and final rules, including measures to amend Medicare Advantage and amendments to the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Program.

“The administration gave less scrutiny to ACA regulations than any other cabinet agency,” according to Sam Batkins, American Action Forum’s regulatory policy director.

The average significant EPA rule is reviewed for 100 days and the average Department of Education rule is under review for 34 days.

“After leaving the White House three to five times faster than average regulations, it’s no wonder the administration has issued more than 250 corrections and mea culpa after mea culpa for the Affordable Care Act,” Batkins concludes.

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Reagan Astrologer, Joan Quigley, Dies at 87

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 00:11 AM

Joan Quigley, the astrologer who helped determine President Ronald Reagan's schedule and claimed to have convinced him t . . .

Mali's First Ebola Case, A 2-Year-Old Girl, Dies

Friday, 24 Oct 2014 23:08 PM

A two-year-old girl who was Mali's first case of Ebola died on Friday, shortly after the World Health Organization warne . . .

US General: North Korea Closer to Building Nuclear Weapon

Friday, 24 Oct 2014 22:53 PM

Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, commander of U.S. forces on the Korean Peninsula, said Friday that North Korea is moving closer . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved