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Ford School student Daniel M. Katz (PhD candidate) appears in New York Times blog about the House health care reform bill

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Research by Daniel M. Katz, a Ford School PhD student, appeared in a New York Times blog called "HR 3962 and the Serpent of Pulp." The blog sheds light on the debate of the length of the current House health care bill (HR 3962) at 1,990 pages and 363,000 words. According to textual analysis by Katz and his colleague Michael Bommarito, the document only contains 234,000 substantive words and appears longer because of Congress’ style guide, which includes wide margins and large headers.