Baucus on the medtech tax: 'A deal's a deal'

September 26, 2013 by Brad Perriello

Sen. Max Baucus, an architect of the medical device tax, says "A deal's a deal" when it comes to talk of repealing the levy, telling the medtech industry that it's "improper" to seek repeal.

Baucus on the medtech tax: 'A deal's a deal'

Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) didn't mince words when asked about some colleagues' push this week to repeal the medical device tax enacted this year as part of Obamacare, telling the medtech industry that, "A deal's a deal."

"That industry contributed to a solution; they agreed to the tax, essentially, as did other industries. It's improper at this point to go back on the deal," Baucus told Politico yesterday. "Also, it'd leave a deficit hole. ... Who's going to pay for getting them off the hook?"

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