New to the art form? This Wall Street Journal article will get you orientated. Also, for more information on how some of these titles mislead lawmakers and the citizenry, find some academic commentary from Brian Christopher Jones here:

Monday, February 10, 2014

Just want to BROWSE?

While "browsing" (sorry, couldn't resist) Rep. Sean Duffy's website for information on a previous post, I noticed he recently introduced the BROWSE Act, or the Before Registering for Obamacare, Window Shop Exchanges Act of 2014. The bill would allow potential customers on to browse the website and the plans before putting in their personal information. Currently, visitors must first put in their personal information and are then allowed to peruse potential health care options. 

It appears that Rep. Duffy is putting a bit more effort into the naming of his legislation. While the the BROWSE Act certainly resonates, hopefully nobody actually refers to the bill by it's spelled-out short title, which doesn't make a whole lot of sense and appears to be hastily thrown together. These are the types of acronyms discussed in my forthcoming essay in the Stanford Law & Policy Review Online

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