Device tax repeal up for House vote today as White House threatens veto

This just in: The White House is threatening a veto of the Republican bill barreling through the U.S. House right now that would repeal the 2.3% medical device tax. That's not stopping the bills supporters, The Associated Press reports, as Republican leaders have scheduled a vote for today. Observers widely expect the bill to pass the House easily. But the Democrat-controlled Senate will likely prevent a similar measure from coming to vote, so the veto threat is kind of ironic anyway. More than 700 trade groups and companies--led by AdvaMed, the Medical Device Manufacturers Association and others--have wrote House leaders asking them to support repealing the tax, according to the story, which is slated to begin in January. Story

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