Medical Device Tax: Hatch Reboots Senate Repeal Effort with New Bill
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Source: Mass Device
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and a bipartisan group of 10 U.S. senators file a bill to repeal the 2.3% medical device excise tax.
Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more: Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and 10 other senators today filed another bill to repeal the medical device tax, a 2.3% levy on U.S. sales of medical devices enacted as part of Obamacare.
Five Democrats co-sponsored the Hatch bill, the Medical Device Access & Innovation Protection Act: Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.).
They were joined by Sens. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Dan Coats (R-Ind.).