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Medical device tax: Rep. Paulsen plans to re-introduce repeal vote

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 11:38pm
Mass Device

With a new Congress comes another crack at repeal of the medical device tax in the House of Representatives.

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Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) isn't ready to cede the fight to repeal the medical device tax, his office told MassDevice.com Thursday.

The Congressman, a vocal advocate of the medtech industry, plans to reintroduce a previous measure that would strike the tax from the Affordable Care Act, according to Paulsen's aides.

The bill, which last June successfully passed 242-173 in the House of Representatives, must start from scratch. The Senate failed to act on the legislation during the 112th congress, and the prior House win no longer applies now that a new Congress has been seated.

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