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Medical Device Tax

The GOP Shutdown: One of the Worst Blunders in Political History

Andy Ostroy | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Cruz took the party down a no-win path. He lacked vision and an end-goal. The Republican brand is now more tarnished, the party more fractured, than ever and he is squarely to blame. The Tea Party's irrational, irresponsible, reprehensible self-serving quest has been an affront to every American.

Christina Wilkie

Small Tax On Pacemakers Threatens To Blow Up World Economy

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Will the world economy be brought to its knees over a tax on pacemakers and hip replacements? As the outlines of a potential budget d...

Curious Boehner Claims Explored

Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

The Following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. House Speaker John Boehner exaggerated when he said the 2.3 percent medical device excise t...

Proposed Offset for Medical Device Tax Can't Offset Anything -- It's a Timing Gimmick

Chye-Ching Huang | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics
Chye-Ching Huang

The proposal could produce a net revenue gain within the ten-year budget window, but produce subsequent revenue losses.  As a result, it would cease to function as an offset, and the package would then increase deficits and debt in all future decades.

Repeal Medical Device Tax + End Oil Subsidies = Revenue Neutral

Paul Abrams | Posted 11.29.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Repealing the medical device tax would increase the debt by $30B. Ending subsidies for oil companies would pay for it.

Sam Stein

Durbin Willing To Look At Obamacare Change, 'But Not With A Gun To My Head'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican lawmakers may eventually be able to win small concessions from Democrats with respect to the president’s health care law, b...

Senate Poised To Take Symbolic Action Against Obamacare

Reuters | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

By Kim Dixon WASHINGTON, March 21 (Reuters) - Opponents of a 2.3 percent tax on medical device companies will likely win passage this ...

Boehner Aide Draws Scrutiny For Ties To Lobby

Republic Report | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

Earlier today, the House of Representatives moved to help save $30 million dollars for medical device companies while defunding programs designed to e...

Republicans To Ignore Obama Veto Threat

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Scoffing at a White House veto threat, the House voted Thursday to repeal a tax on medical device makers that Republicans cast as a...

White House Threatens Bold Action On Obamacare Provision

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — White House officials threatened a veto Wednesday of a Republican bill that would repeal a tax on the makers of many medical device...

GOP Plays Offense In Health Care Fight

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — For Republicans, it's an irresistible trifecta: A bill that gives them an election-season chance to say they're fighting to protect...

Cigar Club Sponsor Backed Bills For Lobbyists' Clients

Watchdog Institute | Brooke Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Watchdog Institute, a nonprofit investigative center at San Diego State University, has published a follow-up to a Huffington Post report about th...

A Tax That Could Hurt All of Us

Caroll H. Neubauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Caroll H. Neubauer

While the health care debate has focused on important issues such as public plan versus private plan and individual mandates, the tax on medical devices should be of equal concern.