Posted on 18 Apr 2011
On Thursday President Obama signed into law a measure that repeals the unpopular 1099 tax-reporting provision of the national health-care law.
The move marked the first successful effort by Congress to repeal a portion of Obama’s signature health-care legislation.
The Senate earlier this month voted 87-to-12 to repeal the 1099 provision. The House passed the measure in March on a bipartisan 314-to-112 vote.
The White House released a statement announcing the Obama had signed the measure, which it said “repeals the expansion in the Affordable Care Act of requirements for businesses to report information to the Internal Revenue Service on payments for goods of $600 or more annually to other businesses and increases the amount of overpayment subject to repayment of premium assistance tax credits for health insurance coverage purchases through the Exchanges established under the Affordable Care Act.”