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Challenge to the House GOP: Kill the Medical Device Tax, Now

Terry899 Wrote: Mar 27, 2013 8:30 AM
Do not repeal this tax. This and other taxes and costs coming in this law will be the wakeup call that is badly needed for all who favor it. Bring it on. I say kill the bill. There are more sensible ways to improve health care and the guvment is not one of them.

Of all the many awful features of the Affordable Care Act --"Obamacare"-- the medical device tax ("MDT") is the most obviously ruinous of a particular sector of the economy.

More than 8,000 firms in the United States are at work on such devices, from artificial hearts to sight-saving eye technologies to low tech bandages and surgical screws. More than a half million people work directly in this sector, in great jobs that value engineering and other high-skills sets and which produce annually thousands and thousands of patents that lead to worldwide innovation in health care and in cost savings in the...