I took a little "time out" since my last posting, which was on the eve of the health care vote. They did it! HR 3590, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act AND HR 4872, The Health Care & Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010 have both been passed and signed into law. Copies of each are due to arrive via UPS tomorrow. The first is "just" 2,076 pages long; to "repair" the first, the second is 2,309 pages. Imagine. If I read about 100 pages a day - allowing for a couple of days off for good behavior and a related appearance in divorce court - I should finish late in June.
Not surprisingly, many of the summaries of the legislation differ in key areas vital to our business interests so I really have no choice but to get the facts for myself. Beyond that, I think I owe it to myself and my clients to read the darn things.
So when I'm asked "how has the new law effected you?" I can only answer: "I'm wearing out my reading glasses. I have a constant pounding headache. And I'm going cross-eyed."
It can only get better, right?!
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