Saturday, July 13, 2013

SURPRISE! Kathleen Sebelius and HHS are the Top Violators of Federal Anti-Paperwork Law

In a perfect world, Kathleen Sebelius and her apparatchiks would be on the hook for a dozen years in solitary. In reality, they'll probably get a Presidential Alinsky Medal.

ObamaCare implementation has led to a surge in violations of a federal law designed to minimize paperwork burdens, according to a new analysis... The American Action Forum (AAF) found that the Health and Human Services Department has violated the anti-paperwork statute more than any other department in the past three years.

HHS had 154 violations of the Paperwork Reduction Act over the past three years, earning a "poor" grade from the White House budget office.

The Paperwork Reduction Act requires federal agencies to justify information collections that put a paperwork burden on individuals and businesses.

HHS has violated the statute "either by collecting information without proper approval or allowing collections to lapse without following the renewal process," according to the American Action Forum.

Many of HHS's violations come from regulations that implement parts of the Affordable Care Act. All told, HHS has violated the Paperwork Reduction Act on regulations that add up to more than 700,000 hours of regulatory burdens and cost more than $13.6 million, according to the AAF analysis.

"HHS lacked the legal authority to compel the collection of information, but still imposed the paperwork," the conservative think tank's analysis said.

But don't worry: paperwork violations are the least of our problems with respect to Obamacare.

Hat tip: BadBlue News.

1 comment: said...

We can only thank our lucky stars we have John Boehner and Eric Cantor to save us.