Depending on how in tune you are to the nation’s legislative branch, you may or may not know that the House of Representatives just passed a…

Depending on how in tune you are to the nation’s legislative branch, you may or may not know that the House of Representatives just passed a healthcare bill. Presumably, it’ll make some meaningful changes in our healthcare system. I say presumably because it’s 2,000 pages, and that’s a lot to print. Honestly though, it makes me skeptical that anything could take 2,000 pages to write out. Yeah, healthcare is complicated, but shouldn’t reform be about making it simpler? Plus, when something is longer than “War and Peace”, and probably harder to read, I don’t even expect lawmakers to be able to read it. That means that either they get unlucky aides to make them cliff notes, or they vote without reading the bill. Either way, one would think that’s not the optimal process for shaping one of the nation’s biggest bills. What’s more, it makes me cringe to think of the tree mutilation that resulted from distributing this massive brick of legislation to all the representatives. – Will