Thursday, June 18, 2015

U.S. House Passed Bill To Repeal Medical Device Tax

by Editor: Today, the House passed H.R. 160, the Protect Medical Innovation Act, which repeals Obamacare’s 2.3 percent excise tax on the manufacturer, producer, or importer of covered medical devices, by a 2/3 of the House vote of 280-140 sending a signal that they have the votes to over-ride a Presidential Veto. All four of Arkansas U.S, Representatives voted for the repeal.

The ARRA News Service reported:Notice the yea vote was two-thirds of the vote which indicates to the White House that the House most likely has enough voted to over-ride a presidential veto.  However, the vote should have been even larger. So, keep the pressure on the Senate and if needed your House members.

Save my life bro!
But don't tax me to death
And remember, that this tax was is on "technologies that millions of Americans depend on every day, and, as a matter of principle, they should not have an additional tax added by the  Federal Government." As an example, here a just 9 items of the myriad of items being taxed as medical devises: pacemakers, dentures, surgical gloves, Lasik machines, MRI machines, defibrillators, heart valves, joint replacements, insulin pumps. However, there is whole lot more - basically anything that comes in contact with a needed patient. Which mean anything used by an  emergence ambulance team, emergency room, diagnosis team, nurse, therapy, etc. is taxed If you or someone you know has been helped by a medical devise. If you are someone you know or love has been helped by one of these devises, take a moment to share this information. Together, let's get this common-sense legislation through the Senate and to the president's desk.

Following passage of H.R. 160, Congressman French Hill (AR-02) released the following statement:
“The Medical Device Tax is yet another failed policy of Obamacare that not only stifles innovation and costs good-paying jobs, but also threatens access to live-saving and life-improving devices, on which many Americans depend. I am proud to be an original cosponsor and strongly encourage the Senate and President follow our lead and do their parts to ensure this unnecessary tax is repealed.”

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