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Jun 07 2012

Chuck Fleischmann Votes To Repeal Medical Device Tax

The Chattanoogan:

Congressman Chuck Fleischmann voted for H.R. 436, the Health Care Cost Reduction Act of 2012.  H.R. 436 repeals the Medical Device Tax, a 2.3% tax on medical devices that raised $29 billion to fund Obamacare.  The bill is fully offset and will actually reduce the deficit by $6.7 billion, officials said.

“In the past 50 years, new medical devices have led to remarkable treatments and patient outcomes that our parents could scarcely imagine.  With recent advances in the medical device field, the last thing we need is a punishing tax which ships jobs overseas and makes medical devices more expensive for sick children.  98% of medical device companies employ fewer than 500 employees, so this is truly a tax on our small businesses,” Rep. Fleischmann said. 

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