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Medical device tax: Paulsen re-boots repeal bid with new bill, Senate measure to follow

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 12:33pm
Mass Device

Reps. Erik Paulsen and (R-Minn.) and Ron Kind (D-Wis.) introduce a bill to repeal the medical device tax, with a companion bill expected to follow in the Senate.

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Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) filed a new bill aimed at repealing the 2.3% medical device excise tax today, following up on his commitment to do away with the levy.

Paulsen, along with Rep. Ron Kind (D-Wis.) introduced H.R. 523, the Protect Medical Innovation Act, in the U.S. House of Representatives, along with a group of 175 co-sponsors. A companion bill is expected to be introduced in the U.S. Senate by Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.).

The move is not a surprise, as Paulsen's office told MassDevice last month that the congressman planned to file a new bill shortly after the 113th Congress convened.

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