With the historic health care law enacted by Congress in March
continuing to receive less support in most public opinion polls,
congressional Republicans have pledged to push to repeal the law if
they make major gains in the House and Senate in the Nov. 2
elections. However, with President Obama in office for at least
another two years, repealing the law in its entirety will be
Republican leaders have indicated they likely will target
specific components of the massive health care law for repeal on a
piecemeal basis. This process already has begun, and some Democrats
have indicated interest in reconsidering components of the health
The first initiative to repeal a portion of the health care law
is legislation by Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) and Rep. Dan Lundgren
(R-Calif.) called the Small Business Paperwork Mandate Elimination
Act (H.R. 5141/S. 3578). This bill would repeal a provision that
greatly expands Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 1099...
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