Topic: Affordable Care Act
With the signing into law of the latest federal spending deal, the long-term specter of a 2.3% excise tax on medical devices has been banished.
A study of 100 physicians who received payments from device makers declared their conflict of interest in journal articles only 37% of the time.
The House voted to repeal the 2.3% excise tax on medical devices that industry has railed against for years, following a series of postponements.
Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, both Democrats from Massachusetts, unveiled legislation that would eliminate excise tax on medical devices.