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Massachusetts Sen. Brown urges medical device tax repeal

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 5:34am
Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology

As Congressional Republicans ready their assault on President Barack Obama’s health care reform law, Bay State Sen. Scott Brown said Monday that he would file legislation to chip away at the bill by repealing the medical device tax that he said will stymie job growth in Massachusetts.

The 2.3 percent excise tax on medical device manufacturers is scheduled to go into effect after Dec. 31, 2012. While Brown has previously called for the tax’s repeal, his pitch Monday as part of a broader legislative agenda to grow jobs in Massachusetts refocused attention on a potential point on common ground between the Republican and would-be challengers in 2012.

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