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Lawmakers call again for device tax repeal, touting bipartisan support
Modern Healthcare

Two lawmakers reintroduced a bill Wednesday to repeal the medical-device excise tax, this time with bipartisan support, according to its author, Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.). The Protect Medical Innovation Act  targets a provision of the healthcare reform law that requires manufacturers to pay a 2.3% excise tax on the sales of certain medical devices. Paulsen was joined by Rep. Ron Kind (D-Wis.) as a co-sponsor in resurrecting the legislation.