Medical device tax repeal bill gains enough co-sponsors to pass House

April 9, 2013 by Brad Perriello

The 218th co-sponsor of a bill that would repeal the medical device tax gives the measure enough backers to ensure passage in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Representatives in the U.S. House are set to repeat their vote to repeal the medical device tax, now that a bill to do away with the 2.3% sales levy has enough legislators behind it to ensure passage in the lower chamber.

The "Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2013," co-sponsored by Reps. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) and Ron Kind (D-Wis.), garnered 218 signatures from the duo's House colleagues. The measure would repeal the medical device tax, retroactive to Dec. 31, 2012. It's slated for an airing before the House Way's & Means Committee this year.

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