We were all informed, when it happened. that the tax on medical devices was to punish the industry for not jumping on the Obamacare band wagon with the likes of AARP. The trade group representing these manufacturers came out against Obamacare and was taxed in retribution.
Of Course, now everyone who needs artificial limbs, hips, knees and the like will have to pay more for them because of this. Insurance companies too, will have to pay more for such things as part of their payout to surgeons and hospitals.
A fine example of the democRATS, Obama, and Obamacare being "affordable". (another Lie)