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Health Reform Law’s Medical Device Tax Divides Democrats

Democrats are divided over a 2.3% medical device tax, which is projected to raise $2 billion annually beginning in 2013 to help fund the federal health reform law. A recent House GOP leadership memo indicated that the House could vote on a bill (HR 436) that would repeal the tax as early as June 4. The bill has 238 co-sponsors, including 10 Democrats.

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