The measure, which certainly will increase paperwork and
decrease productivity, has business groups infuriated. As a result,
there has been movement in Congress to repeal it.
In September 2010, Sens. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) and Bill Nelson
(D-Fla.) each tried to repeal the measure, but both failed. The
issue came up again in November 2010 when Sen. Max Baucus
(D-Mont.), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, tried to pass
a repeal with the support of Johanns. Once more, the effort
The measure was included in the health care law in the hopes of
offsetting the law's staggering costs. According to the provision's
proponents, the 1099 reporting requirement will raise about $17
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