WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sent the White House its first rollback of last year’s health care law Tuesday, a bipartisan repeal of a burdensome reporting requirement that’s widely unpopular with businesses. Even President Barack Obama is eager to see it gone.
The Senate voted 87 to 12 to repeal the filing requirement, which would have forced millions of businesses to forms for every vendor selling them more than $600 in goods each year, starting in 2012. The filing requirement is unrelated to health care. However, it would have been used to pay for part of the new health law.
Republicans hope it is the first of many such bills, resulting in the entire health care law being scrapped. Democrats say the bill is part of an inevitable tinkering that will be needed to improve the health measure.
“I just saw this as something that never should have been in the health care law,” said Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., who sponsored the repeal bill in the Senate.Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/04/05/senate-to-vote-to-repeal-small-part-of-health-law/#ixzz1Ig9bgSn5
Now REPEAL the rest of this Socialist Catastrophe!