medical device tax

What Is the Medical Device Tax?

Posted on 09/30/2013 by | Washington Watch | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsYou might not be familiar with the tax on medical devices — pacemakers, artificial joints and the like — that’s emerged as an unlikely issue in the battle over a government shutdown. Here’s a primer. House Republicans insist the tax must be repealed, and the health care law delayed for a year, if funding to operate the government is to continue. From the other side, “The Senate will reject any [funding bill] that includes a repeal of the medical device …