Medical device tax: Sen. Max Baucus's retirement and its effect on repeal
A look at how the retirement of Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) could affect efforts to repeal the medical device tax.
It's unlikely that his waning days as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee will see Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) having a "Come-to-Jesus" moment on the medical device tax, but his retirement does change the game on repealing the levy.
The Affordable Care Act (and the 2.3% excise tax on U.S. medical device sales created to help finance it) is the 6-term lawmaker's crowning achievement, one he has promised to end his career as a lawmaker fighting for.