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Medical Device Tax

Obamacare is Here to Stay, So Let's Make it Better

Rob Sawicki | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics
Rob Sawicki

If Democrats and Republicans can work together to take a "mend it, don't end it" approach to Obamacare, it could be a defining moment.

Congress May Finally Kill Obamacare's Medical Device Tax

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics

A bill repealing the Affordable Care Act’s medical device tax advanced from the House Ways and Means Committee to the House floor on Tuesday. Bil...

Repeal the Medical Device Tax

Rep. Suzan DelBene | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics
Rep. Suzan DelBene

There is broad, bipartisan support to end the medical device tax, and we urge Congress to make this a priority. Doing so would provide a much-needed boost toward innovation and job creation, while protecting the objectives of health care reform.

Selling Out for Big Business: Business as Usual on Capitol Hill

Wendell Potter | Posted 03.21.2015 | Politics
Wendell Potter

In coming weeks, we can expect the Republican-controlled Congress to push two Obamacare bills that would hike profits for some businesses. What we can't expect, from either Republicans or Democrats, unfortunately, is any effort to help families, even those with insurance, to stay out of bankruptcy court because of mounting medical bills.

Here are the 241 Bills and Resolutions Introduced on the First Day of Congress

Marci Harris | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics
Marci Harris

Leaders were elected, Members took their oaths, and in short order, they got to work introducing bills on the first day of the 114th Congress.

A Worthy New Year's Resolution for the New Congress

Mary Woolley | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Mary Woolley

With few significant legislative achievements for science and innovation in the 113th Congress, we look to the new Congress to fuel the momentum needed for medical progress, summoning the political will necessary to speed scientific discovery and drug development.

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 | 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 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' | 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.