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MAR 22, 2013 - The Nation

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Bipartisan Push to Scrap Medical Device Tax Is a Cautionary Tale

A 2.3 percent tax on medical devices, such as MRI machines, has senators of both parties up in arms. Photo credit pennstate via Flickr. It’s not often one finds bipartisan agreement in the Senate, but Thursday night seventy-nine senators joined to symbolically repeal the medical device tax provision of healthcare reform—a 2.3 percent levy on medical device companies that is projected to raise $30 billion over ten years to help finance the new law. The vote brought together every Republican in the upper chamber plus thirty-three Democrats, including liberal stalwarts like Senators ... Read More

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