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New healthcare rules multiply man-hours for policymakers, bureaucrats

Washington Post, June 3, 2010

The healthcare overhaul may have slipped from the headlines since President Obama signed the bill into law in March, but the chore of putting the statute's more than 2,000 pages of provisions into practice is keeping Washington's policymakers and bureaucrats busier than ever, the Washington Post reports. Most Mondays and Thursdays, Nancy-Ann DeParle, director of the White House Office of Health Reform, meets with several dozen top officials to weigh in on the myriad sensitive decisions required to translate the law's mandates into fine print.