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Medical devices such as this prosthetic hip joint would be subject to the tax. Photo: <a href=" http://www.flickr.com/photos/24638567@N00/2909406987/">DanR</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Medical devices such as this prosthetic hip joint would be subject to the tax. Photo: DanR, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Medical device tax draws GOP fire in shutdown battle

As the stalemate in Congress enters its second week, the Affordable Care Act remains at the center of the budget debate.

One of the key demands from Republicans is that part of the Act- a 2.3% medical devices tax designed to help fund health care reform - is removed.

The medical device industry claims the tax would stifle innovation and result in job losses.  Go to full article

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