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Senate Healthcare Bill Would Repeal Medical Device Excise Tax

June 27, 2017

Senate Republicans last week unveiled their hotly anticipated version of a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, which includes the repeal of a much-maligned medical device excise tax.

The medical device tax, a 2.3 percent levy on U.S. sales of prescribed medical devices, went into effect in 2013 but is currently on a two-year moratorium that began in January 2015. If changes are not made—via a repeal-and-replace move on ACA or another bill, as with the current but temporary relief—it is set to be reinstated in 2018.

The House bill, which died on the floor in March but was later revived and passed, included the same provision.

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