Democrat on Reading 10,535 Pages of Obamacare Regs: ‘No, I Haven’t’

By Penny Starr | October 2, 2013 | 5:34 PM EDT

Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) (AP)

( – When asked by whether he had read all of the 10,535 final regulations [pages] for Obamacare that have been published in the Federal Register, Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) said, “No I haven’t.”

At the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, asked, “The administration has published 10,535 final regulations [pages] for Obamacare in the Federal Register, have you read all of those regulations?”

Representative Engel said, “Have I read all of them? No I haven’t.”

“But I’m very familiar with Obamacare and what it does,” he said.

When questioned further by, Engel referred to the health care legislation that was signed into law by Barack Obama in 2010, the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.

“I read the bill,” Engel said.

Since the bill became law, various federal agencies have published in the Federal Register 110 final regulations governing how Obamacare will be implemented.

Those regulations add up to 10,535 pages in the Federal Register. That is more than eight times as many pages as there are in the Gutenberg Bible, which has 642 two-sided leaves or 1,286 pages.